Atal Bihari Vajpayee

1924 - 2018

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Hindustani pronunciation: [əʈəl bɪɦaːɾiː ʋaːdʒpai]; 25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018) was an Indian statesman who served three terms as the 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. Vajpayee was one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Atal Bihari Vajpayee has received more than 11,892,706 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the 3,944th most popular politician (down from 3,235th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from India (down from 93rd in 2019) and the 38th 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 3,944 out of 15,710Before him are Andrej Babiš, Caroline of Brunswick, Aulus Hirtius, Ahuitzotl, Rama II of Siam, and Emperor Kinmei. After him are Menahem, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Otto Rasch, Plutarco Elías Calles, Plectrude, and John III of Navarre.

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Among people born in 1924, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 60Before him are Ephraim Kishon, Ante Marković, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Raj Kapoor, and Georges Prêtre. After him are Daniel arap Moi, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Michel Tournier, Sverre Fehn, Roberto Eduardo Viola, and David Bronstein. Among people deceased in 2018, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 63Before him are Wim Kok, Christine Nöstlinger, Steve Ditko, Shoko Asahara, Ruud Lubbers, and Anthony Bourdain. After him are Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Oskar Gröning, Gene Sharp, Dolores O'Riordan, John Gavin, and Paul D. Boyer.

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Among people born in India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 115 out of 1,227Before him are A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Vishvamitra (-2000), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Pervez Musharraf (1943), and Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924). After him are Radha (null), Varāhamihira (505), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Namdev (1270), and Abul A'la Maududi (1903).


Among politicians born in India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ranks 38Before him are Sambhaji (1657), Chandragupta II (400), Maharana Pratap (1540), Vishvamitra (-2000), Pervez Musharraf (1943), and Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924). After him are Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), James Brooke (1803), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), and Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906).