The Hindu newspaper says that the sixth century mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta (India's first experimental satellite was named after him) that he was born in Ponnani! (Estuary and old harbour where River Nila joins the Indian Ocean).
Freedom fighters of India Photogallery. Bal Gangadhar Tilak's contribution to modern India is at par with that of Mahatma Gandhi's. The great man's contribution for our country is immense. Freedom fighters of India Photogallery at Times of India