Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

1947 - 1984

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Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (Punjabi: [d͡ʒəɾnɛːlᵊ sɪ́ŋɡᵊ pɪ̀ɳɖrãːʋaːɭe]; born Jarnail Singh Brar; 2 June 1947– 6 June 1984) was an Indian militant. He was the leading figure of the Khalistan movement, although he did not personally advocate for a separate Sikh nation.: 156–157  He was the thirteeth jathedar or leader, of the prominent orthodox Sikh religious institution Damdami Taksal. An advocate of the Anandpur Sahib Resolution, he gained significant attention after his involvement in the 1978 Sikh-Nirankari clash. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale has received more than 4,042,796 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale is the 556th most popular social activist (down from 468th in 2019), the 721st most popular biography from India (down from 600th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale ranks 556 out of 840Before him are Akira Amano, Octavia Hill, Veerappan, Lida Heymann, Yelizaveta Chaikina, and Eoin O'Duffy. After him are Bill Haywood, Mamie Till, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Usha Mehta, Urani Rumbo, and Mina Ahadi.

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Among people born in 1947, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale ranks 620Before him are Shmuel Rosenthal, Cemil Turan, Debra Mooney, Don McKenzie, Michèle Pierre-Louis, and Wolfgang Schwarz. After him are Alan Sugar, Valdir Espinosa, Stefan Angelov, Kazadi Mwamba, Maurice Martens, and Guo Jinlong. Among people deceased in 1984, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale ranks 216Before him are Estelle Winwood, Ernst Stueckelberg, Johnnie Parsons, Antonio Maquilón, Ólafur Jóhannesson, and Pentti Hämäläinen. After him are Paul Le Flem, Shelly Manne, Henry Wilcoxon, Yvon Petra, Nikolai Tomsky, and Machito.

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In India

Among people born in India, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale ranks 721 out of 1,861Before him are M. K. Stalin (1953), Sunil Chhetri (1984), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), Shyam Benegal (1934), P. T. Usha (1964), and Feroz Khan (1939). After him are Saeed Jaffrey (1929), Nirmala Sitharaman (1959), Peter Sarstedt (1941), John Abraham (1972), S. M. Krishna (1932), and Usha Mehta (1920).


Among social activists born in India, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale ranks 45Before him are Ela Bhatt (1933), Har Dayal (1884), Medha Patkar (1954), Neerja Bhanot (1963), Manilal Gandhi (1892), and Veerappan (1952). After him are Usha Mehta (1920), Jamnalal Bajaj (1889), Nirmala Deshpande (1929), Jadav Payeng (1963), Rattanbai Jinnah (1900), and Rajmohan Gandhi (1935).