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People of Allahabad

Amitabh Bachchan

An Angry Young Man of the silver screen often referred to as the 'Chora Ganga Kinare Wala' because of his Allahabad connection is the most prized stalwart produced by the city. A son of an illustrious father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh spent his childhood in the city. He got his early education at Boys' High School. Decades later, after passing through various highs and lows of his life, he proved his mettle as an actor and came to be known as 'The Superstar of the Millennium'.

Abhinn Shyam Gupta

Among the sportspersons of the city who have made a mark at international level, local shutter Abhinn Shyam Gupta stands out. Hailing from Allahabad, Abhinn has been performing amazingly at national and international level for quite a few years. He won French Open Badminton Championship last year. He added another feather to his cap when he became The National Champion. Abhinn bagged gold medal in SAARC badminton in 1997 and Commonwealth Games held in Malaysia in 1998.

Mohammed Kaif

Mohammed Kaif is one of the most promising cricketers in the country. Born and brought up at Kydganj in Allahabad, he started his Cricketing career from KN Katju School Ground. Later he joined Green Park Sport Hostel at Kanpur and honed his skills. Kaif came into national prominence when he helped India to lift the Under-19 World Cup at Sri Lanka. He brought laurels to the country and state when he played a match winning knock of unbeaten 87 at Lords against England in the NatWest Trophy final.

Hari Prasad Chaurasia

Belonging to Loknath area of the city, the ace flute artist was born in a family of wrestlers. He learned the instrument from his early guru Pandit Hari Prasad, went on to become an artist of international reckoning. Conferred with almost all awards he also had a successful stint in Hindi films with the 'Shive-Hari' team.

Shubha Mudgal

The celebrated singer received her entire education in the city. Even her early training in music began in the city itself from her guru Ram Ashram Jha . Daughter of academician who taught at Allahabad University, Shubha stayed with her parents at her Bank Road residence. Her distinctive voice established her both as a classical artist and also Diva of the pop world. With several albums to her credit, she has certainly done Allahabad proud.