C. Rajagopalachari

1878 - 1972

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Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), popularly known as Rajaji or C.R., also known as Mootharignar Rajaji (Rajaji, the Scholar Emeritus), was an Indian statesman, writer, lawyer, and independence activist. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India, as India soon became a Republic in 1950. He was also the first Indian-born governor-general, as all previous holders of the post were British nationals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. Rajagopalachari has received more than 2,472,860 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). C. Rajagopalachari is the 234th most popular social activist (down from 229th in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from India (up from 246th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, C. Rajagopalachari ranks 234 out of 544Before him are Ryszard Siwiec, Ludolf von Alvensleben, Anna Hazare, Diana Budisavljević, Rajendra K. Pachauri, and Cassivellaunus. After him are Flora MacDonald, Hazi Aslanov, Joseph von Sonnenfels, Andrés Bonifacio, Ryu Gwansun, and Viktors Arājs.

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Among people born in 1878, C. Rajagopalachari ranks 79Before him are Maurice René Fréchet, Kurt Goldstein, Alfréd Hajós, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Glenn Curtiss, and Ernest King. After him are Manuel L. Quezon, Michel Théato, Erich Mühsam, Ulrich Graf, Myer Prinstein, and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Among people deceased in 1972, C. Rajagopalachari ranks 80Before him are Ernst von Salomon, C. W. Ceram, Richard Courant, Edgar Snow, Jo Bonnier, and Lillian Moller Gilbreth. After him are Nikolay Krylov, Max Fleischer, Milton L. Humason, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Ivan Yefremov, and Violette Leduc.

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Among people born in India, C. Rajagopalachari ranks 238 out of 1,227Before him are Krishnadevaraya (1471), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), Lindsay Anderson (1923), Mir Taqi Mir (1723), Rajaraja I (947), and Parshvanatha (-872). After him are Rishi Kapoor (1952), George Alencherry (1945), Nargis (1929), Irrfan Khan (1967), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), and Hyder Ali (1720).


Among social activists born in India, C. Rajagopalachari ranks 15Before him are Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Anna Hazare (1937), and Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940). After him are Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Baba Amte (1914), M. N. Roy (1887), Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928), Udham Singh (1899), and Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858).