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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

1924 - 2018

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Hindi pronunciation: [əʈəl bɪɦaːɾiː ʋaːdʒpai]; 25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018) was an Indian politician and poet who served three terms as the 10th Prime Minister of India, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, followed by a full term from 1999 to 2004. He was the first non-Indian National Congress prime minister to serve a full term in the office. Vajpayee was one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Atal Bihari Vajpayee has received more than 15,612,271 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the 2,911th most popular politician (up from 3,938th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from India (up from 115th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Indian Politician.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a prime minister of India for six years. He is most famous for his leadership in the Pokhran nuclear test in 1998, which was the first nuclear test conducted by a country outside the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

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Among politicians, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 2,911 out of 15,577Before him are Ahmad al-Mansur, Cao Huan, Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, Wei Yan, and Mentuhotep IV. After him are Apries, Frederick II, Duke of Austria, John Hyrcanus, Emperor Suinin, Philippe, Chevalier de Lorraine, and Gotthard Kettler.

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Among people born in 1924, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 41Before him are Lys Assia, Amílcar Cabral, Dmitry Yazov, Roger Guillemin, Francisco Macías Nguema, and Christopher Tolkien. After him are Ed Wood, Karmapa, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Guy Williams, and Luigi Nono. Among people deceased in 2018, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 35Before him are Lys Assia, Richard E. Taylor, Paul Allen, Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Venturi, and Francis Lai. After him are Roy J. Glauber, Bernard Lewis, V. S. Naipaul, Gudrun Burwitz, Barbara Bush, and R. Lee Ermey.

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Among people born in India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 106 out of 1,493Before him are Lawrence Durrell (1912), Maudgalyayana (-568), Bindusara (-320), Radha (null), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), and Pete Best (1941). After him are Basava (1134), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Ahmed Deedat (1918), and Dadabhai Naoroji (1825).


Among politicians born in India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 32Before him are Sher Shah Suri (1486), Chandragupta II (400), Vishvamitra (-2000), Maharana Pratap (1540), Razia Sultana (1205), and Bindusara (-320). After him are Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Pervez Musharraf (1943), James Brooke (1803), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Prithviraj Chauhan (1159), and Mamnoon Hussain (1940).