Nicknames of Famous Personalities from India and the World

It is quite common to see celebrities or famous personalities been called by their nicknames. Most of them get their nicknames courtesy of fabulous performances in their respective fields. For example – Sachin Tendulkar or the nickname of Master blaster or Little Master to his amazing batting skills in the field of cricket.  The nicknames of some personalities become even more famous than their original name.

Students preparing for different government job exams should know the nicknames of different famous personalities because are asked about these nicknames quite often. We are trying to list nicknames of the most important personalities in this post.

Nicknames of Famous Indian Personalities

The nicknames of some important Indian Personalities are as follows.

  • Frontier Gandhi, Badshah Khan – Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  • Adi Kavi – Valmiki
  • Man of Peace – Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • Chacha, Pandit ji – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Morning Star of India Renaissance – Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Mother – Mother Teresa
  • Sage of Kanchi – Sankaracharya
  • Udanpari – PT Usha
  • Sahitya Samrat – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhay
  • Enlightened One – Lord Buddha
  • Magician of Hockey – Dhyanchand
  • Swar Kokila – Lata Mangeshkar
  • Little Master – Sunil Gavaskar
  • Prince of Kolkata – Saurav Ganguly
  • Flying Sikh – Milkha Singh
  • Iron Lady of India – Indira Gandhi
  • Bengal Kesari – Ashutosh Mukherji
  • Punjab Kesari, Lokmanya – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Akbar of Kashmir – Jainul Abdin
  • Babuji – Jagjeevan Ram:
  • Prince of Martyrs, Sahid-e-Azam – Bhagat Singh
  • Bihar Vibhuti – Dr. Anugrah Narayan Singh
  • Deen bandhu – CF Andrews
  • Deshpriya – Yatindra Mohan Sengupta
  • Father of the Local Self-Government – Lord Rippon
  • Grandfather of Indian Films – Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
  • Jana Nayak – Karpuri Thakur
  • Kuvempu – KV Puttappa
  • Mahamanya, Prince of Beggars – Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya
  • Napoleon of India – Samudra Gupta
  • Prince of Autobiography – Babur
  • Prince of Money Makers – Muhammad bin Tughlaq
  • Rajashree – Purushottam Das Tandon
  • Sher-e-Kashmir Lion of Kashmir – Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah
  • Tau – Chaudhury Devi Lal
  • Guruji – MS Golwalkar
  • JP – Jayaprakash Narayan
  • Babuji – Jagjiwan Ram
  • Father of the Nation, Bapu, Mahatma – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Grand Old man of India – Dadabhai Naoroji
  • Indian Einstein – Nagarjuna
  • Bird man of India – Salim Ali
  • Desh Ratna, Ajatshatru – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • Martin Luther of India – Dayanand Saraswati
  • Netaji, Patriot of Patriots – Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Strong (Iron) Man of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Vishwa Kavi, Kaviguru, Gurudev – Rabindranath Tagore
  • Kathasilpi – Sarat Chandra Chattopadhay
  • Machiavelli of India – Chanakya
  • Nightingale of India – Sarojini Naidu
  • Young Turk – Chandra Shekhar
  • Haryana Hurricane – Kapil Dev
  • Master Blaster – Sachin Tendulkar
  • Kingmaker of Indian History – Sayyed Bandu
  • Andhra Kesari – T Prakasam
  • Bengali Tiger – Lala Lajpat Rai
  • Bihar Kesari – Dr. Srikrishna Singh
  • Anna – CN Annadurai
  • Banga bandhu -Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Lal, Bal, Pal – Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal
  • CR, Rajaji – Chakravarti Rajagopalachari
  • Desh bandhu – Chitta Ranjan Das
  • Father of Gujarat – Ravi Shankar Maharaj
  • Grand old man of Indian Journalism – Tushar Kanti Ghosh
  • Guruji – MS Golvalkar
  • King Maker of Indian History – Sayyed Bandhu
  • Loknayak – Jayaprakash Narayan
  • Mysore Tiger – Tipu Sultan
  • Parrot of India, Tota – e – hind – Amir Khushro
  • Prince of Builders – Shah Jahan
  • Quaid-i-Azam – Mohammad Ali Jinnah
  • Shakespeare of India – Mahakavi Kalidas
  • Sparrow – Major General Rajinder Singh
  • Vizzy – Maharaja Kumar of Vizianagara

Famous World Personalities and their nicknames

Apart from the Indian celebrities, there many other famous personalities around the world who are known by their nicknames.

  • Prince of Pilgrims – Hiuen Tsang
  • Father of Medicine – Hippocrates
  • Little Corporal, Man of Destiny – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Maiden Queen – Queen Elizabeth I
  • Man of Blood and Iron – Otto Van Bismark
  • Poet’s Poet – Edmund Spencer
  • Li-Kwan – Pearl Buck
  • Father of English Poetry – Geoffery Chaucer
  • Grand Old Man of Britain – Willium E Gladstone
  • King Maker – Earl of Warwick
  • Wizard of the North – Sir Walter Scot
  • Ike – General Eisenhower
  • Bard of Avon – William Shakespeare
  • Lady with the lamp – Florence Nightingale
  • Maid of Orleans – Joan of Arc
  • Fuehrer – Adolf Hitler
  • Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain
  • Scourage of God – Chengiz Khan
  • GBS – George Bernard Shaw
  • Desert Fox – Gen Ervin Rommel
  • II Duce – Benito Mussolini
  • Iron Duke – Duke of Wellington
  • Apostle of Free Trade – Richard Cobden

Nicknames of Famous Sport Personalities

Sports personalities are often known to have good nicknames. Given below are the nicknames of some famous sports personalities.

  • Dada, Bengal Tiger – Saurav Ganguly
  • Jumbo – Anil Kumble
  • Veeru – Virender Sehwag
  • Jamie, The Wall – Rahul Dravid
  • Bombay Bomber, Master Blaster – Sachin Tendulkar
  • Sunny, Little Master – Sunil Gavaskar
  • Flying Sikh – Milkha Singh
  • Hockey Wizard – Dhyan Chand
  • Turbanator – Harbhajan Singh
  • The Don – Donald Bradman
  • Gilli – Adam Gilchrist
  • Baroda Express – Zaheer Khan
  • Flying Finns – Paavo Nurmi
  • Nole – Novak Djokovic
  • Whispering Death – Michael Holding
  • Plastic Girl – Nadia Comaneci
  • Beefy – Ian Botham
  • Silent Killer – Courtney Walsh
  • King Carl – Carl Lewis
  • Payyoli Express – P.T.Usha
  • Rafa – Rafael Nadal
  • Mr. Cool – MS Dhoni
  • Mysore Express – Javagal Srinath
  • Gauti – Gautam Gambhir
  • Ice Man – Steve Waugh
  • The Enforcer – Glenn Mcgrath
  • Freddy – Andrew Flintoff
  • Mr.Cricket – Michael Hussey
  • Lightning Bolt – Usain Bolt

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