C. N. Annadurai

1909 - 1969

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Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai (15 September 1909 – 3 February 1969), popularly known as Anna, also known as Perarignar Anna (Anna, the scholar or Elder Brother), was an Indian politician who served as the fourth and last Chief Minister of Madras State from 1967 until 1969 and first Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for 20 days (after Madras State was renamed Tamil Nadu) before his death. He was the first member of a Dravidian party to hold either post. He was well known for his oratorical skills and was an acclaimed writer in the Tamil language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. N. Annadurai has received more than 2,767,713 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). C. N. Annadurai is the 8,184th most popular politician (up from 11,522nd in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from India (up from 412th in 2019) and the 91st most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, C. N. Annadurai ranks 8,184 out of 19,576Before him are Smbat I of Armenia, Alexios II of Trebizond, August Hermann Francke, William Joyce, Ivan Goremykin, and Konrad Peutinger. After him are Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Konstantin Hierl, Ziaur Rahman, Ezzelino III da Romano, Kim Seong-su, and Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld.

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Among people born in 1909, C. N. Annadurai ranks 104Before him are Ryszard Siwiec, Sigmund Rascher, Kinuyo Tanaka, Héctor José Cámpora, Juan Bosch, and Marie-Thérèse Walter. After him are Nelson Algren, Harro Schulze-Boysen, Matti Järvinen, Robert Serber, Eduard Wirths, and Abdulrahman Fawzi. Among people deceased in 1969, C. N. Annadurai ranks 76Before him are Meher Baba, Léon Brillouin, Michael Lippert, Claude Dornier, John Kennedy Toole, and He Long. After him are Muhammad Siddiq Al-Minshawi, Rómulo Gallegos, Thelma Ritter, Domingo Tejera, Coleman Hawkins, and Ivar Ballangrud.

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Among people born in India, C. N. Annadurai ranks 273 out of 1,861Before him are Sridevi (1963), Swaminarayan (1781), Merle Oberon (1911), Tilopa (928), Baji Rao I (1700), and Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918). After him are Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Birbal (1528), Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), and Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820).


Among politicians born in India, C. N. Annadurai ranks 91Before him are Bal Thackeray (1926), Sanghamitta (-281), Farrukhsiyar (1685), Velu Nachiyar (1730), Akbar II (1760), and Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918). After him are Birbal (1528), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921), and Alamgir II (1699).