2. Rani Laxmi Bai: She was one of the firsts to counter the Britishers. The world, which is ruled by men, she was one of the few women, who could defeat any enemy in the battle field. She can be called the bravest Indian woman in this regard.
3. Saroda Devi: When the world is filled with fashions there were some great spiritual men like Ramkrishna Paramhamsa and Swami Vivekananda, who came forward to maintain the faith in God. But while about these two, one cannot forget the Holy Mother Saroda Devi. She was one of the few people in modern era, who managed to spread the importance of religion.
4. Kalpana Chawla: She was the first Indian born woman and the second Indian after Rakesh Sharma to fly to the moon. It was a great tragedy that India lost one of her famous daughter in the space shuttle disaster. She was just 42.
5. Lata Mangeshkar: If tiger is our national animal and peacock is our national bird, then this will not be wrong to call Lata Mangeshkar our national voice. She is one of the few people in the world who could maintain same voice right from her childhood till the age of eighty. She was the first Bollywood person and the second Indian filmy person after Satyajit Ray to be conferred the Bharat Ratna.
However, I deeply regret for not being able to include Sonia Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Meera Bai, Nargis, Karnam Malleswari the list.