Over the years, there have been plenty of non-resident Indians who have gone ahead and made the country proud with their achievements in different walks of life such as arts, science and business. Some of notable Non-Resident Indians are as follows:
Salman Rushdie: Salman Rushdie, an NRI is an eminent writer. This British-Indian novelist and essayist is the insignia of the term free speech. He is also the most outstanding novelist of the late 20th century for his literary achievements and is a romantic writer, a lewd critic of colonialism.
Amitav Ghosh: Amitav Ghosh is one of the most illustrious Non-Residential Indian with strong themes interweaving Indo-nostalgic elements into his work. His works are attributed with strong themes but are not conventional. Post-colonialism and Indo-nostalgic elements are the ruling elements in his work that have made him one of the prominent writers of his generation.
Anita Desai: Anita Desai, another literary personality has presented her literary works with themes like German anti-Semitism, western stereotypical views of India and the demise of the tradition.
Jhumpa Lahiri: A writer and a storyteller, Jhumpa Lahiri is a Non-Residential Indian. Enriched with mental, physical and emotional needs of the character, Jhumpa Lahiri’s works has the ability of drawing the readers into the story. This unique quality makes her a writer of her own rank.
Vikram Seth: Another literary persona, who is also an NRI, is Vikram Seth. With a strong narrative persona, Vikram Seth has revamped contemporary literature to a great extent. Best known for his novels this Non-Residential Indian is also a poet.
Nirad Chaudhari: Nirad Chaudhari, the last imperialist and self-professed Anglophile, is a famous Bengali Non-Residential Indian writer and a reviewer on Culture. Chaudhuri courted contention in the newly independent India through his book ‘The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian’.
Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan: A new phase of study begins with Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan who was the great thinker and the multinational persona. He has added a distinct dimension to Euro-American culture. This Non-Residential Indian with his matchless doctrine of reason has redefined Euro-American culture.
Dr. Hargovind Khorana: A Nobel Prize winner, Dr. H. Khorana is being honoured as the branch setter in science called Genetic Engineering. In his laboratory, Dr. Khorana was the first one who is responsible for producing the first man-made gene.
Amartya Sen: The sixth Indian to get the Nobel and the first Asian winner of the Economics Prize is Amartya Sen who introduced some beneficial economic theories to India.
Ismail Merchant: An Indian born film producer, Ismail Merchant is best known for his award-winning films produced with director James Ivory - ‘Heat and Dust’, ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’, ‘The Remains of the Day’ to name just a few.
Manoj Night Shyamalan: Manoj Night Shyamalan, an Academy Award nominated film writer and director and highest paid scriptwriter and one of the best-paid directors in Hollywood, has become the most recognized Indian name in Hollywood with his phenomenal success.
Sabeer Bhatia: Sabeer Bhatia is regarded as the forerunner in the field of web-based e-mail. A Non-Residential Indian, Sabeer Bhatia is the name who created waves in the ‘dot Com’ field.
Swaraj Paul: A Britain based business magnate, Lord Swaraj Paul is a philanthropist. His company developed into one of the leading producers of welded steel tube and spiral-welded pipe in the UK. In the year 1978, he was knighted by the British Queen and became the Lord Paul of Marylebone and a member of the House of Lords.
Dr. L. Subramaniam: Dr. L. Subramaniam, a phenomenon, a perfect virtuoso master of improvisation and violin icon of India is also complemented as the living legend. India's violin icon, ‘The Paganini of Indian Classical music’, ‘the God of Indian Violin’ is the little honour of an Indian musician combined with the magnetism of a western ‘star’.
Lakshmi Mittal: He is a Business Magnate of Indian origin and the chairman of ArcelorMittal, the largest steelmaking company in the world. He is considered as one of the richest persons in the world and was honoured with Padma Vibhushan by India and the third Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award for heroes of entrepreneurial capitalism and free enterprise.
The glorious achievements the renowned Non-Residential Indians are representing the nation at international level.