February 18 - Malayapuram Singaravelu Chettiar was born. He founded the first trade union in India. He was a freedom fighter initially under the leadership of Gandhi, later joined the communist movement.
August 10 - Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande was born at Walkeshwar, Mumbai. He was a musicologist who wrote the first modern treatise on Hindustani Classical Music.
September 15 - Mokshagundam Visveswaraiah was born at Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore. He was a notable engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore. He received Bharat Ratna.