Chandra Shekhar

1927 - 2007

Chandra Shekhar

Chandra Shekhar Singh (17 April 1927 – 8 July 2007) was an Indian politician who served as the eighth 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 as a stop gap arrangement to delay elections. He is the first Indian Prime Minister who has never held any Government office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandra Shekhar has received more than 1,296,126 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9,936th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Chandra Shekhar ranks 9,887 out of 14,801Before him are José María Iglesias, Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg, Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp, Dawit II, José Mário Vaz, and Kazimira Prunskienė. After him are Jorge Pacheco Areco, Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia, Vitaliy Masol, Natsagiin Bagabandi, Publius Ostorius Scapula, and Paul Magloire.

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Among people born in 1927, Chandra Shekhar ranks 180Before him are Júlio Duarte Langa, Charles de Tornaco, Victor Wong, Josep Maria Subirachs, Oleg Yefremov, and Erich Probst. After him are Herbert Ross, Friedrich Hirzebruch, Liane Augustin, Robert Mills, Robert N. Bellah, and Torbjørn Falkanger. Among people deceased in 2007, Chandra Shekhar ranks 159Before him are Fons Rademakers, Toulo de Graffenried, Andrej Kvašňák, Theodore Maiman, Antonio María Javierre Ortas, and Gyula Zsivótzky. After him are Carl-Henning Pedersen, Jean Stablinski, Sa'dun Hammadi, Christian d'Oriola, Aloísio Lorscheider, and Chris Benoit.

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In India

Among people born in India, Chandra Shekhar ranks 310 out of 848Before him are Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), Girish Karnad (1938), Richard O'Connor (1889), Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), Udham Singh (1899), and Anish Kapoor (1954). After him are Margaret Murray (1863), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Rakesh Sharma (1949), M. N. Roy (1887), Bhavabhuti (null), and Alamgir II (1699).


Among politicians born in India, Chandra Shekhar ranks 105Before him are Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Zail Singh (1916), Harilal Gandhi (1888), Rani Padmini (null), and Lahiri Mahasaya (1828). After him are Alamgir II (1699), Bahubali (null), Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Bal Thackeray (1926), Iskander Mirza (1899), and Ahmad Shah Bahadur (1725).

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