"The appearance, from time to time, among a people of personalities that are endowed with exceptional capabilities in the different branches of human endeavour is a proof of its intrinsic strengths and creative vitality... The Indian Muslims have reason to be proud of themselves in this respect. They have remained well-supplied with their share of outstanding men who have risen gloriously above the common level in their respective spheres of living and doing." --- Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi ( Ali Miyan)
We present some of these men and women here...
Also check out the wikipedia section on Indian Muslims.