Jayaprakash Narayan

1902 - 1979

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Jayaprakash Narayan (listen ; 11 October 1902 – 8 October 1979), popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak (Hindi for "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 the writer of Hindi literature, Rambriksh Benipuri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jayaprakash Narayan has received more than 2,162,516 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jayaprakash Narayan is the 269th most popular social activist (down from 256th in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from India (down from 289th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 269 out of 544Before him are Nimr al-Nimr, Ricardo Flores Magón, Édouard René de Laboulaye, Muhamed Mehmedbašić, Gaius Hostilius Mancinus, and Charles Boycott. After him are Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Millicent Fawcett, Eugène Terre'Blanche, Carlo Cafiero, Lampião, and Pavel Pestel.

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Among people born in 1902, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 136Before him are Andrew Irvine, Luis Cernuda, Louis Beel, Jack Sharkey, Josep Lluís Sert, and Leopold Figl. After him are Mitrofan Nedelin, Viliam Široký, Carlos Vidal, Josef Krips, Lon L. Fuller, and Panteleimon Ponomarenko. Among people deceased in 1979, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 104Before him are Vagif Mustafazadeh, Merle Oberon, Dolores Costello, Arno Schmidt, Preguinho, and August Heissmeyer. After him are Catherine Hessling, Ján Kadár, Vsevolod Bobrov, George Seaton, Antun Augustinčić, and Ferenc Nagy.

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Among people born in India, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 295 out of 1,227Before him are Joanna Lumley (1946), Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921), M. Visvesvaraya (1861), Rani Padmini (null), and Jacques Lauriston (1768). After him are Harilal Gandhi (1888), Sarada Devi (1853), Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Vallabha (1479), Bahubali (null), and Hemachandra (1089).


Among social activists born in India, Jayaprakash Narayan ranks 16Before him are Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), and C. Rajagopalachari (1878). After him are Baba Amte (1914), M. N. Roy (1887), Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928), Udham Singh (1899), Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858), and Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878).