Kuan Yew Lee

Lee Kuan Yew

Credited as the founding father of Singapore, the nonagenarian continues to serve as member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar, a seat he has held for 60 years. Still leading an illustrious life, he was bestowed the title, honorary doctor of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in 2014. Two separate musicals about the former prime minister are also in the works and are expected to be staged in time to mark the nation’s 50th anniversary.