All through history, Indians have ventured out to different lands in search of new prospects. Today, the Indian Diaspora (the Indian Diaspora is a broad term used to describe the people and their descendants who migrated from territories that are currently within the borders of the Republic of India) is widely spread. Presently, the Indian Diaspora (including the NRIs and PIOs) is estimated to number over twenty million. The Diaspora covers practically every part of the world. The Indian Diaspora numbers more than a million each in eleven countries, while as many as twenty-two countries have concentrations of at least a hundred thousand ethnic Indians.
The Indian living abroad have excelled spectacularly in their chosen professions and fields by dint of their single-minded dedication and hard work. They have excelled in fields like the IT, medicine, venture capital, engineering, construction etc. to name a few. The most important thing about the Indians living abroad is that they have retained their emotional, cultural and spiritual links with the country of their origin. This strikes a mutual chord in the hearts of people of India. In this section of famous Indian personalities abroad, we have traced the life, biography and history of some of the prominent Indians abroad.