Father's Day is a celebrated with great pomp and show all over the globe. Over the centuries, there have been several famous people who have produced equally famous children. Kids around the world have carried the legacy of their famous dads forward. This article illustrates a few of them. Let's take a look at some of the popular father - kid duos from different fields and different parts of the world. You would be surprised to learn their story. Read on.
Dhirubhai Ambani and Mukesh & Anil Ambani
Dhirubhai Ambani's is the perfect rags to riches story that India has witnessed. Hailing from a very poor family, the businessman set up the Reliance Industries in Bombay and in a span of three decades acquired a fortune which made the Ambani family the second richest in the world. The billionaire passed away handing over control of his business empire to his two sons Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani. Though personal differences forced the sons to divide their Father's industry into two parts, the Reliance Industries Limited under Mukesh Ambani and the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group under Anil Ambani, the professional management in both organizations reminds us of Dhirubhai Ambani and his business values.
Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
The name Amitabh Bachchan is synonymous with not only the greatest man in Indian cinema but also an equally important figure in world cinema. While Amitabh Bachchan started a new phase of Bollywood acting wherein the angry young man made a great impression as the lead male, his son Abhishek Bachchan has carried the legacy forward by receiving the praise of the critics for performances in several films in his short career in the Hindi film industry.
Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru was a key figure in India's struggle for freedom from the British and later became the first Prime Minister of independent India. Being the first ruler of independent India, the responsibilities on the shoulder of Jawaharlal Nehru were huge and many. He was also the longest serving Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi is an equally popular nationally recognized name in the world of politics. She followed the footsteps of her father to become the third Prime Minister of independent India.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was one of the most dominant leaders in Pakistan politics, especially after setting up the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which went on to become the most influential political party in entire Pakistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the fourth President of Pakistan and also the ninth Prime Minister of the country. His daughter Benazir Bhutto later became the Prime Minister of Pakistan and served the country for two terms. She also headed the Pakistan Peoples Party after the death of her father.
Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra
Yash Chopra is an Indian filmmaker, a screenplay writer and one of the most successful Bollywood producers. While the films that he has directed have gone on to win him critical acclamation and widespread popularity in both India and abroad, his production house Yash Raj Films has churned out some of the most successful films in the Hindi film industry. Yash Chopra's son Aditya Chopra has efficiently carried forward the tradition of filmmaking from his father. Aditya Chopra is one of the most sought after director in Bollywood these days and is also the vice chairman of Yash Raj Films.
While these are only a few of the famous father - kids duo, there are many other who have carried forward the achievements of their famous fathers on they young shoulders. Some of them have been listed below.
On the occasion of Father's Day, we have prepared a list of famous fathers and kids (sons and daughters). These kids followed the footsteps of their famous fathers and achieved success in their lives. This list is meant to be a source of inspiration for you.
Famous Fathers & Kids
- President George Bush and son George W Bush
- President John Adams and John Qunicy Adams
- Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor
- Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt
- Kaifi Azmi and Shabana Azmi
- Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan
- Dharmender and Sunny Deol
- Lala Amarnath and Mohinder Amarnath
- Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar
- Kirk and Michael Douglas
- Martin and Charlie Sheen
- Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Saif Ali Khan
- Jitender and Ekta kapoor
- JRD Tata and Ratan Tata
- Aditya Birla and Kumarmangalam Birla
- Pandit Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar/Norah Jones