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Bhavabhuti was an 8th-century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His plays are considered the equal of the works of Kalidasa. Bhavabhuti was born in Padmapura, Vidarbha, in Gondia district, on Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh border. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bhavabhuti has received more than 164,470 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Bhavabhuti is the 2,834th most popular writer (up from 3,037th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from India (up from 312th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Bhavabhuti ranks 2,834 out of 5,794Before him are Fritz Mauthner, Raffi, Richard Dehmel, Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, Takiji Kobayashi, and Viktor Dyk. After him are Daniël Heinsius, Martin Gray, James Tiptree Jr., Kálmán Mikszáth, Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, and Denis Davydov.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bhavabhuti ranks 308 out of 1,227Before him are Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Rajesh Khanna (1942), Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887), Rahul Sankrityayan (1893), and Swaminarayan (1781). After him are Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Dara Shukoh (1615), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), Iskander Mirza (1899), Viswanathan Anand (1969), and Zail Singh (1916).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Bhavabhuti ranks 47Before him are M. Karunanidhi (1924), Kuvempu (1904), T. H. White (1906), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), and Rahul Sankrityayan (1893). After him are Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), and Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911).