Even as the IITs, IIMs, NITs and universities like JNU, Bombay University are world acclaimed, more and more students are shifting abroad to pursue higher education.
For years, Indian colleges have made it to the global lists highlighting universities with academic excellence. Even then our young minds are drifting away. Little do they know that some of the Indian colleges have hosted those who are world leaders today.
They have shaped these future leaders who are known to people all over the world. Here are some of these world leaders who have studied in India. Take a look:
Aung San Suu Kyi – Incumbent State Counsellor of Myanmar, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
Hamid Karzai – Former President of Pakistan
Bingu Wa Mutharika – Former President of Malawi
Olusegun Obasanjo – Former President of Nigeria (1999-2007), former military ruler (1976-79)
Baburam Bhattarai – Former PM of Nepal (2011-13)
Jigme Singye Wangchuk – Former King of Bhutan (1972-2006)
Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk – Current King of Bhutan
Lieutenant General Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo – Former Head of the State of Ghana (1978-79)
General Hussain Muhammad Ershad – Former President of Bangladesh (1983-1990)
Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev – 11th king of Nepal (1972-2001)
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev – 12th king of Nepal (2001-2008)
John Samuel Malecela – Former PM of Tanzania (1990-94)