|Aruna Asaf Ali|
• Born : 16th July, 1909 • Died : 29th July, 1996
• Birth Place : Kalka, Haryana, India
- A woman of great courage and an indomitable will.
- Became an active participant in the national struggle for independence.
- Took part in Civil Disobedience Movement (1930) and 'Quit India' Movement (1942).
- Took active interest in Trade Union Movement from 1948 to 1955.
- Received Indira Gandhi Award for National Understanding in 1987.
- Awarded Lenin Peace Prize in 1975.
- Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding in 1991.
- Received Padma Vibhushan in 1992.
- Honoured with 'Bharat Ratna' in 1997.