125 Crore Indians Shout His Name

By - January 29, 2015 - 11:40 AM IST

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What does it take to become a hero for the people? It is not just about being an actor but also about doing something revolutionary for the society. Our nation has got many such individuals but unfortunately not all of them were recognized for their efforts. One such person was Shivkar Bapuji Talpade.

You may not know him now but as soon as the Bollywood film Hawaizaada hits the screens on January 30, you will get a fair idea. Well, Shivkar Talpade happens to be the first man in the world to have attempted to make a flying machine. He used to tie wings to his hands and fly to some heights.

Till now, the world never knew his name properly and not even our own people have recognized him. All everyone knows is the world’s first successful airplane was invented by the Wright Brothers. However, Shivkar had gained reasonable success prior to them but was never noticed. Anyhow, thanks to this movie this name will reverberate across the four corners of the nation and Rs 125 crore Indians will shout his name with pride.

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