Charan Singh

1902 - 1987

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Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 December 1902 – 29 May 1987) served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. Historians and people alike frequently refer to him as the 'champion of India's peasants.'Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in a rural peasant Jat family and Teotia clan of village Noorpur, District Hapur (Erstwhile District Meerut), Uttar Pradesh (Erstwhile United Provinces of Agra and Oudh). Charan Singh entered politics as part of the Independence Movement motivated by Mohandas Gandhi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charan Singh has received more than 1,972,685 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Charan Singh is the 7,621st most popular politician (up from 8,251st in 2019), the 217th most popular biography from India (up from 232nd in 2019) and the 67th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Charan Singh ranks 7,621 out of 15,710Before him are Mulatu Teshome, Hasdrubal the Boetharch, Macky Sall, Donald II of Scotland, Goh Kun, and Juan Pablo Duarte. After him are Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus, Flavius Bauto, Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Joan, Duchess of Brittany, Elephant, and Hugh III of Cyprus.

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Among people born in 1902, Charan Singh ranks 112Before him are Ernst von Salomon, Riccardo Morandi, Léon M'ba, Abraham Wald, Peregrino Anselmo, and Giuseppe Pella. After him are Karl Menger, Fuad Chehab, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Alexander Mach, Toyen, and Albert Anastasia. Among people deceased in 1987, Charan Singh ranks 79Before him are Gustav Fröhlich, Lorne Greene, Salim Ali, Otto Wöhler, Tawfiq al-Hakim, and Masatoshi Nakayama. After him are Clarence Brown, Naji al-Ali, Mary Astor, Alfred Bester, Bertrand de Jouvenel, and Henri Cochet.

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Among people born in India, Charan Singh ranks 217 out of 1,227Before him are Narayana Guru (1855), Birsa Munda (1875), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Raja Ravi Varma (1848), and Ratan Tata (1937). After him are K. Kamaraj (1903), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Abhinavagupta (950), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), and Dhyan Chand (1905).


Among politicians born in India, Charan Singh ranks 67Before him are Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), Motilal Nehru (1861), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Birsa Munda (1875), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), and Lala Lajpat Rai (1865). After him are K. Kamaraj (1903), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), Krishnadevaraya (1471), and Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913).