Rahul Gandhi: The 48-year-old son of Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi, who has been leading an active political life, was appointed Congress President in December 2017. Apparently, in a chat with his party members, a few years ago, Gandhi had suggested that he did not want to marry. Rahul Gandhi is considered among the most eligible bachelors in the country
Ratan Tata: The 81-year-old former chairman of the Tata Group is single. Under the leadership of Ratan Tata, the Tata Group reached newer heights, but the renowned industrialist never got the time to tie the knot
Anna Hazare: Kisan Baburao Hazare popularly known as Anna Hazare is a revered social figure in the country. The 81-year-old veteran Gandhian and social crusader dedicated himself to social causes that affect the common man, thus never found time to get married
Tabu: One of Hindi cinema’s most renowned actresses, 47-year-old Tabu has acted in numerous films across different genres spanning over two decades. The acclaimed actress is in no hurry to tie the knot and is focused on her movie career, which makes her one of the most eligible bachelorettes in the country
Sushmita Sen: The former Miss Universe winner is a proud mother of two girls -Renee and Aliyah but the 42-year-old chooses to live life on her terms. Though Sen has had a few relationships in her life, she never felt the need to marry! She is currently dating Rohman Shawl
Salman Khan: The 53-year-old Bollywood superstar, who has a hysterical fan following among females, is yet to tie the knot. Though Salman has been linked with few women in reportedly serious relationships, he is in no rush to get married
Karan Johar: The filmmaker who is known for Hindi movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and many more, has also been credited for launching new talents such as Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor in Bollywood. However, the 46-year-old director never tied the knot and became a single father to twins -- a boy and a girl -- through surrogacy in 2018
Lata Mangeshkar: The Nightingale of India, who has sung songs in over 30 languages, enthralling generation after generation with her melodious voice, has remained unmarried. 89-year-old Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001, India's highest civilian honour and has also been conferred France's highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007
Mayawati: Born on January 15, 1956, Mayawati served four terms as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati chose to remain unmarried and pursue her political career
APJ Abdul Kalam: The Indian scientist served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. APJ Abdul Kalam did not get married throughout his life. He died in July 2015, in Shillong at the age of 83
Homi Jehangir Bhabha: He was a nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He never married and passed away in 1966 in a plane crash at the age of 56.
In picture: Homi Bhabha with Jawaharlal Nehru. Pic courtesy Image/ YouTube
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The former Prime Minister of India was completely committed to politics and decided to remain a bachelor. After serving as Prime Minister of India for only 13 days in 1996, Vajpayee had to resign because of lack of support. After being re-elected in 1998, Vajpayee suffered yet another setback after 13 months in power when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) under Jayalalithaa withdrew its support to the government. However, in 1999, Vajpayee was reelected and he went on to become the first head of government from outside the Congress party to serve a full five-year term. On 25 December 2014 Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred with the Bharat Ratna award, India's highest civilian honour. Vajpayee, who passed away in August 2018 at the age of 93, has an adopted daughter Namita
Many celebrities and public figures have chosen not to walk the aisle. Here's a look at famous Indians from varied walks of life, who have not tied the knot
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