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Five Fathers Who Created History

We give you a list of 5 famous personalities who have been path breakers in their own fields. In spite of being very successful and busy figures, they are role models for their own kids.


Sachin Tendulkar

Source:Indian Express


In our country, this man needs no introduction. Amidst all the glitz and glitters of the cricketing world, he always kept focus solely on two things- cricket and family. His memorable retirement speech at his home ground in Mumbai on November, 2013, moved millions all over the world including his own family.Read the excerpts from his speech to know why:


“The two precious diamonds of my life, Sara and Arjun.They have already grown up. My daughter is 16, my son is 14. Time has flown by. I wanted to spend so much time with them on special occasions like their birthdays, their annual days, their sports day, going on holidays, whatever. I have missed out on all those things. Thanks for your understanding. Both of you have been so, so special to me you cannot imagine. I promise you [that] for 14 and 16 years I have not spent enough time with both of you, but the next 16 years or even beyond that, everything is for you.”


Barack Obama



The president of the United States of America and the world’s most powerful man is the father of two daughters, Maila Ann (15) and Natasha (12). After becoming the president, he lamented on the fact that his busy hours would mean that he gets to spend little time with his daughters, which he cherished a lot. He is an excellent orator and one of his famous speeches in the 2009 presidential campaign,“Yes we can”, struck a chord all across the world and saw him sworn in as the US’s first President of African origin.


Shahrukh Khan



Father to Aryan, Suhana and AbRam, Kolkata Knight Riders owner, SRK dedicated his teams’ recent victory in the IPL to his youngest son, AbRam. SRK considers Suhana as his team’s lucky mascot. SRK, like any other dad, shared his worries about Aryan (currently studying in London) on his Facebook page, “Is it normal to feel, my son won’t be able to handle himself at a party and I should be there disguised as a fly on the wall to look after him.” This Bollywood bigwig known as ‘King Khan’ has enraptured all. His fan following is not only limited to India but comes from unexpected corners like Morocco, Tajikistan, Germany and many other nations.


Nelson Mandela



He has five daughters. Mandela passed away on December 5, 2013. One of his daughters, Zindzi’s last memory of her father before he died was “his smile and how he tried to lift his hand and reach out to me. I shall treasure that forever.” South Africa’s first black President and Noble Peace prize winner led the anti-apartheid movement and had to spend years in prison for his struggle to give rights to non-caucasian.

Warren Buffet

Source: USA Today


Father to Howard, Susan and Allice; Warren Buffet, US business magnate, is also known as the ‘Oracle of Omaha’. In his letter to the Gates foundation, Buffet wrote: "I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing." Known for his altruistic nature, this incredibly wealthy investor and philanthropist has pledged to give away 99% of his wealth either during his life or after he dies. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest man in 2008 and declared one of the world’s most influential people by the Times magazine.


-Sayan Ganguly

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