Jayaprakash Narayan

1902 - 1979

Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan (listen ; 11 October 1902 – 8 October 1979), popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak (Hindi for The People's Leader), was an Indian independence activist, theorist, socialist and political leader. He is also known as the "Hero of Quit India Movement" and he is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a "total revolution". His biography, Jayaprakash, was written by his nationalist friend and an eminent writer of Hindi literature, Rambriksh Benipuri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jayaprakash Narayan has received more than 1,712,399 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 259th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 258 out of 426Before him are Frank País, Margaret Sanger, Meshadi Azizbekov, Maurice Bishop, Eugène Terre'Blanche, and Mary Harris Jones. After him are Mary Dyer, Pavel Pestel, William Howard Russell, Tatyana Baramzina, Leymah Gbowee, and Mirzo Tursunzoda.

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Among people born in 1902, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 137Before him are Regina Jonas, Louis Beel, Ralph Richardson, Erik Eriksen, Virginio Rosetta, and Fritz Machlup. After him are Jan Kiepura, Andrés Mazali, Khuang Aphaiwong, Nikolay Kamov, Anthony Asquith, and Abraham Wald. Among people deceased in 1979, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 98Before him are Merle Oberon, Ján Kadár, Jean Rhys, Georges Florovsky, István Örkény, and Vagif Mustafazadeh. After him are José Della Torre, George Seaton, Ludwig Renn, Antun Augustinčić, Larisa Shepitko, and Walther Gerlach.

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In India

Among people born in India, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 292 out of 848Before him are Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), Dashrath Manjhi (1934), Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952), Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), Gupta (240), and Shah Alam II (1728). After him are Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Zail Singh (1916), Hemachandra (1089), Kishore Kumar (1929), and Guru Har Krishan (1656).


Among social activists born in India, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 16Before him are Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Anna Hazare (1937), Vandana Shiva (1952), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), and Baba Amte (1914). After him are Udham Singh (1899), M. N. Roy (1887), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), Charu Majumdar (1918), Kamala Nehru (1899), and Neerja Bhanot (1963).

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