THE LEADER: Kisan Bapat Baburao HazareDate of birth: 15 June 1937Indian social activist and a prominent leader in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movementHazare also contributed to the development and structuring of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India.He was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the Government of India in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this village as a model for others.
Anna Hazare started an indefinite hunger strikeon 5 April 2011 to exert pressure on the Indiangovernment to enact a stringent anti-corruptionlaw as envisaged in the Jan Lokpal BillThe fast led to nation-wide protests in support.The fast ended on 9 April 2011, a day after thegovernment accepted Hazares demands.For the year 2011 Foreign Policy magazinenamed him among top 100 global thinkers.Also in 2011 Anna was ranked as the mostinfluential person in Mumbai by a national dailynewspaper.He has faced criticism for his authoritarianviews on justice, including death as punishmentfor corrupt public officials and his alleged
Arvind Kumar KejriwalDate of birth: 16 June 1968He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating Indias Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people.Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for Indias Development, a Global Impact award winning NGO.
Kejriwal joined Tata Steel right after his graduation from IIT Kharagpur. Kejriwal quit his job with Tata Steel in 1992 and spent some time working with Mother Teresas Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, the Ramakrishna Mission in the North-East India and Nehru Yuva Kendra.As a member of India Against Corruption (IAC) Kejriwal is an active participant in the movement for the enactment of Jan Lokpal Bill.
Kiran BediDate of Birth: 9 June 1949An Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.Bedi joined the police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS.Bedi held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007.Bedi was the host and judge of the popular TV series "Aap Ki Kachehri" (English, "Your Court"), which is based on real-life disputes and provides a platform for settling disputes
She has also founded two NGOs in India: the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 which was later renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007, and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994.Bedi was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994 for Government service.
Prashant Bhushan born 1956 An advocate practicing in Delhi and a social activist. He is the son of lawyer and former Law Minister of India Shanti Bhushan. Bhushan studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras but left after a semester. He subsequently studied economics and philosophy at Princeton University but left and returned to India where he received a law degree from Allahabad University On 12 October 2011, Bhushan was attacked and beaten up by Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena and Shri Ram Sena activists for his view that the Indian army should be withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir,  and if the Kashmiri
Shanti BhushanDate of birth: 11 November 1925a former Law Minister of India holding office at Ministry of Law and Justice from 1977 to 1979 in the Morarji Desai Ministry.He along with his son Prashant Bhushan was featured at 74th position in a list of the most powerful Indians published by The Indian Express in 2009.Bhushan was an active member of Congress (O) party and later the Janata Party.He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 14 July 1977 to 2 April 1980 and hold the office of