K. Kamaraj

1903 - 1975

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Kumaraswami Kamaraj (15 July 1903 – 2 October 1975), popularly known as Kamarajar was an Indian independence activist and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Madras State (Tamil Nadu) from 13 April 1954 to 2 October 1963. He was the founder and the president of the Indian National Congress (Organisation), widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He also served as the president of the Indian National Congress for two terms i.e. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of K. Kamaraj has received more than 3,061,907 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). K. Kamaraj is the 7,659th most popular politician (down from 5,189th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from India (down from 141st in 2019) and the 68th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, K. Kamaraj ranks 7,659 out of 15,710Before him are Alfonso López Michelsen, John Howard, Gotō Shinpei, Isagoras, Richard Hildebrandt, and Ludovic Orban. After him are Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Titus Lartius, Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena, Fazlollah Zahedi, and Antonio Grimani.

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Among people born in 1903, K. Kamaraj ranks 116Before him are Gregor Piatigorsky, Nikolai Voznesensky, Rensis Likert, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Florence Owens Thompson, and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu. After him are Bertrand de Jouvenel, John Wyndham, Candido Portinari, Michail Stasinopoulos, Amy Johnson, and Nikolay Krylov. Among people deceased in 1975, K. Kamaraj ranks 82Before him are Clyde Tolson, Hiroshi Ōshima, Achille Van Acker, Hideo Shinojima, Peregrino Anselmo, and G. M. B. Dobson. After him are Jan Mukařovský, Kazimierz Fajans, Kang Sheng, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, Sven Rydell, and Sam Giancana.

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Among people born in India, K. Kamaraj ranks 218 out of 1,227Before him are Birsa Munda (1875), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Raja Ravi Varma (1848), Ratan Tata (1937), and Charan Singh (1902). After him are Jaya Bachchan (1948), Abhinavagupta (950), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), and Jim Corbett (1875).


Among politicians born in India, K. Kamaraj ranks 68Before him are Motilal Nehru (1861), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Birsa Munda (1875), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), and Charan Singh (1902). After him are Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), Krishnadevaraya (1471), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), and Rajaraja I (947).