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Topic: My Favourite South Korean Person

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    South Korea is a country rich with history, culture and modernity. Hence three persons from these three areas are my favourite South Korean persons.

    First one from history is the legendary Indian princess "Suriratna" who became the Korean queen "Heo Hwang-ok", wife of King Kim Suro (AD 23 - AD 199), the founder king of Gaya Kingdom. According to Samguk Yusa, she arrived by boat from the kingdom of Ayudhaya in India. She travelled in search of her husband as she had seen him in her dream. King Kim Suro also had similar dream and both of them recognised each other on meeting. They had many children. Overall, more than six million Koreans trace their lineage to Queen Heo. Hence millions of Koreans are relatives of Indians.

    The second one is from the charming world of K-pop. He is the leader of BTS, Kim Namjoon. BTS is a boy Korean pop group from South Korea. They are very famous all around the world. Kim Namjoon is only 25 years old. He is intelligent worked and very hard in school. He still reads a lot. He writes lyrics about important issues like politics and mental health. He is a great rapper, and was already a little known before he joining BTS. 

    My third and best choice is South Korean President Moon Jae-in. His parents were   refugees from North Korea. He was a brilliant student and got a scholarship to study law. At university, he organized student protests against the Yushin Constitution. After becoming a lawyer, he partnered and worked with future president Roh Moo-hyun rising to become his Chief of Staff. As of today, he has done a lot of significant things, such as the pursuit of reunification between North and South Korea.