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The People That Make Chandigarh Proud

Created on Fri, 19-02-2016

The People That Make Chandigarh Proud

Many leading personalities of today were born and brought up in the beautiful city of Chandigarh. Known for their distinct achievements in various fields, most of them have represented India at some point or the other. Wish to know more about these people? Here is a list of the most popular celebrities:

Manmohan Singh- Often criticised for being the “silent PM” of India, not many know that Dr Manmohan Singh was very popular as the Finance Minister in the early 90’s. He was handling the finance portfolio at the time of economic liberalisation, which paved the way for FDI in the country.

Yuvraj Singh- Hard hitting southpaw Yuvraj Singh has been recalled into the Indian side for T20 international squad. Shot timing and ability to play the big shots at will are some of the major strengths of this batting all-rounder.  

Sabeer Bhatia- Not many know that Sabeer Bhatia, credited for having started Hotmail, is an entrepreneur from Chandigarh. Hotmail revolutionised the email industry at that time, and was bought by Microsoft in 1997 for a whopping $400 million.

Abhinav Bindra- He is the shooting champion from Chandigarh. The man created a new world shooting record at the age of just 13.

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