Prasad Mookerjee (1901-1953) inherited a rich tradition of
nationalism and fearlessness from his illustrious father, Sir
Asutosh Mookerjee. A brilliant academic, he became the
youngest Vice-Chancellor of the Calcutta University in1934. He
took interest in politics very early and was one among the
leading lights of the Hindu Mahasabha.
Sankaran Nair (1857-1934) hailed from an aristocratic family
in north Kerala. Making a mark as an eminent lawyer early in
his career, he went on to become a Judge of the High Court of
Madras, in which capacity he was considered his abilities and
conferred may distinctions and honours upon him, culminating
in a nomination to the Viceroy's Council in 1919.
Kiang Nongbag (-1862) (date of birth not recorded) was a great
freedom fighter of the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya, who lived
and fought his epic struggle against the British during the
first War of Independence (1857) and after.
Nath Sarmah (1887-1947) was a renowned nationalist and social
reformer from Assam. After graduating in Science and law, he
had started legal practice in 1917. However, heeding to the
call of Mahatma Gandhi he joined the freedom struggle,
renouncing a flourishing practice and a promising career.