List of Humanists/Rationalists/Social Reformers of India

Past-Contributors Present Activists Popular Personalities Humanists though Religious

Notes:

1. The list is not exhaustive. We shall update as we collect more and more information about the other contributors to Humanist Cause. 

2. Readers' suggestions are welcome to enhance the List.

3. There are plenty of "Atheists" among politicians (notably from the Socialist, Communist parties and the Dravidian parties), but since their political activities are not necessarily aligned with Humanist Principles and therefore, I have not included the list of Politicians here.


Media

Abu Abraham  (Cartoonist)

Swaminathan Aiyar (Journalist, Economic times)

RmT Sambandham (Editor Dinamani, Tamil)

Vijay Tendulkar (Marathi writer/journalist)

 

Films

Adithya (Tamil Actor)

Amol Palekar (Hindi/Marathi)[Ibn]

Javed Akhtar (Hindi Lyricist) [on sprituality]

G.Devarajan (Malayalam Music Director)

Rajeev Khandelwal (Hindi Actor) [TOI]

Shriram Lagoo (Hindi/Marathi Actor) [Hindus-offended]

Sahir Ludhianvi (Hindi/Urdu Poet/lyricist)

Sathyaraj (Tamil Actor)

Selvaraghavan (Tamil Director)


Sports

Baichung Bhutia (Football)

 

Academics

Akeel Bilgrami (Philosophy-California Univ.US)

Amartya Sen (Nobel Economist) [Identity]

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Physics �Nobel Laurate-US Citizen)

Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai (Economics, UK Citizen)

Irfan Habib (historian-Marxist)

Samarendra Maulik (1881-1950 zoologist)

P.T.Bhaskara Panicker (Popularization of Science)

  

Literature/Philosophy

Inkulab (Tamil Poet/Writer)

Johnson Eyeroor (Malayalam Writer)

K. Shivaram Karanth (Kannada Writer, Jnanapith Award)

Thirunalloor Karunakaran (Malayalam Poet/Teacher, Sahitya Academy Award)

Kodavatiganti Kutumbarao (Telugu Writer, Chandamama Editor)

A.N.Murthy Rao (1900-2003) (Kannada Writer. His book �devaru� won him the Pampa Award of Karnataka Govt)

Sreeni Pattathanam (Founder Bharatiya Yuktiwadi Samgam-Kerala)

Pavanan (Chief Editor Yuktirekha, Kerala Yuktiwadi Samgam)

Sibnarayan Ray (Bengali Writer/Philosopher)

Srirangam Srinivasarao (Telugu Writer, Lyricist)

Poornachandra Tejaswi (Kannada)

Ponkunnam Varkey (1908-2004 Malayalam writer)

 

Professionals

Lakshmi Sahgal (Captain in INA, a Medical Doctor, & Presidential Contestant vs APJ Kalam)

Prem Sahgal  (Colonel in INA)