Chandra Shekhar

1927 - 2007

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Chandra Shekhar Singh ( 1 July 1927 – 8 July 2007) was an Indian politician who served as the 8th Prime Minister of India, between 10 November 1990 and 21 June 1991. He headed a minority government of a breakaway faction of the Janata Dal with outside support from the Indian National Congress. He was the first Indian Prime Minister who had never held any Government office.His government was largely seen as a "puppet" and "lame duck", and the government was formed with the fewest party MPs in the Lok Sabha. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandra Shekhar has received more than 1,897,472 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Chandra Shekhar is the 9,134th most popular politician (up from 9,873rd in 2019), the 288th most popular biography from India (up from 307th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Chandra Shekhar ranks 9,134 out of 15,710Before him are Peter I, Count of Alençon, Wang Can, Hōjō Tokimasa, Michael Dukakis, Julie Payette, and Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. After him are King Jing of Zhou, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, Francisco León de la Barra, Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Fujiwara no Fuhito.

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Among people born in 1927, Chandra Shekhar ranks 157Before him are Carlos Romero, Vladimir Ilyushin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Kenneth Anger, Albert Zafy, and Neil Simon. After him are David Hedison, Jack Cassidy, Paul Volcker, Patti Page, Víctor Rodríguez Andrade, and Joe Turkel. Among people deceased in 2007, Chandra Shekhar ranks 141Before him are Henri Debehogne, Dabbs Greer, Dashrath Manjhi, Ivica Račan, Andranik Margaryan, and Barbara West. After him are Bo Yibo, Ladislav Adamec, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gian Carlo Menotti, Andrej Kvašňák, and Alice Coltrane.

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Among people born in India, Chandra Shekhar ranks 288 out of 1,227Before him are Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930), Shah Alam II (1728), Skandagupta (500), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), Akbar II (1760), and Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907). After him are Joanna Lumley (1946), Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921), M. Visvesvaraya (1861), Rani Padmini (null), and Jacques Lauriston (1768).


Among politicians born in India, Chandra Shekhar ranks 94Before him are Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930), Shah Alam II (1728), Skandagupta (500), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), and Akbar II (1760). After him are Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921), M. Visvesvaraya (1861), Rani Padmini (null), Jacques Lauriston (1768), and Harilal Gandhi (1888).