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Chandra Shekhar

1927 - 2007

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‹See Tfd› Chandra Shekhar (17 April 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 prior 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 2,164,616 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Chandra Shekhar is the 9,547th most popular politician (down from 9,120th in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from India (down from 288th in 2019) and the 110th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Chandra Shekhar ranks 9,547 out of 15,577Before him are Jenny Longuet, Sanna Marin, Sanjō Sanetomi, Erik Axelsson Tott, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Kuber. After him are José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones, Bernardino Drovetti, Leizu, Al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, and Brihadratha Maurya.

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Among people born in 1927, Chandra Shekhar ranks 143Before him are Yutaka Taniyama, Vittorio Gregotti, Stanisław Kania, Martin Walser, Víctor Rodríguez Andrade, and Albert Zafy. After him are Per Oscarsson, Marianne Fredriksson, Gisèle Halimi, Franciszek Macharski, Yitzhak Hofi, and Lyudmila Alexeyeva. Among people deceased in 2007, Chandra Shekhar ranks 139Before him are Ivica Račan, Osvaldo Cavandoli, Alfonso López Michelsen, George Tabori, Evel Knievel, and Holden Roberto. After him are Eleonora Rossi Drago, Marianne Fredriksson, Sa'dun Hammadi, Igor Moiseyev, Soe Win, and Henri Debehogne.

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Among people born in India, Chandra Shekhar ranks 325 out of 1,493Before him are Pran (1920), Rash Behari Bose (1886), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930), Debendranath Tagore (1817), and Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855). After him are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952), Rana Sanga (1482), U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932), Kamala Sohonie (1912), Rani Padmini (null), and Mad Mike Hoare (1919).


Among politicians born in India, Chandra Shekhar ranks 110Before him are Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886), Govind Ballabh Pant (1887), Harilal Gandhi (1888), Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Jahanara Begum (1614), and Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930). After him are Rana Sanga (1482), Rani Padmini (null), Rajendra Chola I (1000), Alamgir II (1699), Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), and Iskander Mirza (1899).