Anna Hazare

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Kisan Baburao Hazare (pronunciation ; born 15 June 1937), popularly known as Anna Hazare (pronunciation ), is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and punish corruption in public life. In addition to organising and encouraging grassroots movements, Hazare frequently conducted hunger strikes to further his causes—a tactic reminiscent, to many, of the work of Mohandas K. Gandhi. Hazare also contributed to the development and structuring of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Hazare has received more than 1,438,711 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Anna Hazare is the 230th most popular social activist (down from 195th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from India (down from 186th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Anna Hazare ranks 230 out of 544Before him are Eglantyne Jebb, David Riazanov, Vera Figner, Alexander Antonov, Ryszard Siwiec, and Ludolf von Alvensleben. After him are Diana Budisavljević, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Cassivellaunus, C. Rajagopalachari, Flora MacDonald, and Hazi Aslanov.

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Among people born in 1937, Anna Hazare ranks 143Before him are Alberto Spencer, Joseph Estrada, Lusine Zakaryan, Luciana Paluzzi, Giorgi Shengelaia, and Ned Beatty. After him are Aslan Usoyan, Amos Tversky, Aleksandr Medved, Waylon Jennings, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Archie Shepp.

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Among people born in India, Anna Hazare ranks 228 out of 1,227Before him are Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), Jim Corbett (1875), Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), and Mohammed Rafi (1924). After him are Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Krishnadevaraya (1471), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), and Lindsay Anderson (1923).


Among social activists born in India, Anna Hazare ranks 13Before him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Kittur Chennamma (1778). After him are Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Baba Amte (1914), M. N. Roy (1887), and Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928).