Book Summary of Men Who Insprie India The loss of her mother and the quest for perfection took photographer Zakia shakir around the World several times in search of men who inspire India. In this marvellous book, we see larger-than-life public figures in their personal space : unusual glimpses of industrialists Mukesh Ambani And Lakshmi Mittal; technology czars NR Narayana Murthy And Dr. Gururaj Deshpande; musician-maestro Ravi Shankar, music composer and director AR Rahman; Spiritual gurus Sri Sri ravi Shankar and Deppak chopra; renowned actors Amir Khan And Akshay Kumar; Sports Aces Sachin Tendulkar, Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes and abhinav Bindra: thinkers Amartya Sen and Fareed Zakaria: writer Vikram Seth; renowned journalists Dr. Prannoy Roy and Rajdeep Sardesai, to name a few. A veritable Collector’s tome. ZAKIA SHAKIR has been a photographer for over ten years during which time she has done pioneering work in fashion, advertising, Indian cinema, and has worked extensively with some of India’s leading lifestyle magazines. Driven by the constant urge to take creative breaks every three of four years, in the summer of 2006, Zakia enrolled herself at international centre of photography, New York. At the time, India was a bog story and Zakia was asked about the many facets of its Achievements. Suddenly it was a nation of software-and information technology wizards and a newly confident player on the world stage. The men who were household names for Zakia and other Indians ignited a spark of inspiration, and a germ of an idea began to take root in her mind. Why not photography some of these men so that she could share their achievements both with Indians and the rest of the world while also paying tribute to them? Men Who inspire India is the Culmination of several years of concerted effort in that direction.