!! Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwaraha !!
!!! Guru Saakshat Para Brahma, Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha !!!
Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan: Radhakrishnan was born in a poor Telugu Brahmin family and got to studying philosophy almost by chance when his cousin passed on his philosophy books to Radhakrishnan after leaving college. Later Radhakrishnan would develop a deep interest in the subject, mastering comparative religion.
He won many awards which included British knighthood in 1931 (he eventually dropped ‘Sir’ after independence), Bharat Ratna (1954) and Order of Merit (1963).