Kocheril R. Narayanan

1921 - 2005

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Kocheril Raman Narayanan listen (27 October 1920 – 9 November 2005) was an Indian statesman, diplomat, academician and politician who served as the tenth president of India (1997–2002) and ninth vice president of India (1992–1997). Born in Perumthanam, Uzhavoor village, in the princely state of Travancore (present day Kottayam district, Kerala), and after a brief stint with journalism and then studying political science at the London School of Economics with the assistance of a scholarship, Narayanan began his career in India as a member of the Indian Foreign Service in the Nehru administration. He served as ambassador to Japan, United Kingdom, Thailand, Turkey, China and United States and was referred to by Nehru as "the best diplomat of the country". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kocheril R. Narayanan has received more than 52,020 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Kocheril R. Narayanan is the 8,282nd most popular politician (down from 6,085th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from India (down from 169th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Kocheril R. Narayanan ranks 8,282 out of 15,710Before him are Sevar of Bulgaria, Fabia Eudokia, Herman II, Duke of Swabia, Anerood Jugnauth, Duke Louis of Württemberg, and Emilio Colombo. After him are Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria, Władysław Czartoryski, Issa Hayatou, James Michel, and Luigi Longo.

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Among people born in 1921, Kocheril R. Narayanan ranks 150Before him are Meir Amit, Eugenio Coșeriu, Francisco Morales Bermúdez, Luis García Berlanga, Lidia Gueiler Tejada, and Lionel Terray. After him are Alain Mimoun, Jack Clayton, Daniel Gélin, Violette Szabo, Louis Lachenal, and Maurice Yaméogo. Among people deceased in 2005, Kocheril R. Narayanan ranks 100Before him are Johnny Carson, Alexander Yakovlev, George P. Cosmatos, Frits Philips, Sandra Dee, and Hermann Bondi. After him are Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Teresa Wright, Ralph Erskine, Tonino Delli Colli, Jimmy Smith, and Alexander Gomelsky.

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Among people born in India, Kocheril R. Narayanan ranks 247 out of 1,227Before him are Nargis (1929), Irrfan Khan (1967), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Hyder Ali (1720), Michael Radford (1946), and Kalpana Chawla (1961). After him are Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), Jahandar Shah (1661), Nana Sahib (1824), Guru Hargobind (1595), and Shashi Kapoor (1938).


Among politicians born in India, Kocheril R. Narayanan ranks 76Before him are Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), Krishnadevaraya (1471), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), Rajaraja I (947), and Hyder Ali (1720). After him are Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Jahandar Shah (1661), Nana Sahib (1824), Guru Hargobind (1595), Farrukhsiyar (1685), and Jahanara Begum (1614).