Lala Lajpat Rai

1865 - 1928

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Lala Lajpat Rai (28 January 1865 — 17 November 1928) was an Indian independence activist. He played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lala Lajpat Rai has received more than 2,434,357 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Lala Lajpat Rai is the 7,553rd most popular politician (down from 6,380th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from India (down from 177th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Lala Lajpat Rai ranks 7,553 out of 15,710Before him are Alexios IV of Trebizond, Constance, Duchess of Brittany, Eucratides I, Apama, Yunus Pasha, and Victor Stănculescu. After him are Prince René of Bourbon-Parma, Takelot III, Jean Castex, Galeria Fundana, James Baker, and John Vorster.

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Among people born in 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai ranks 64Before him are Rafael Merry del Val, J. Walter Christie, Eduardo di Capua, Johannes Franz Hartmann, Said Halim Pasha, and Bernard Berenson. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, Emma Eckstein, James Henry Breasted, Max Heindel, Jehanne D'Alcy, and Louis Zutter. Among people deceased in 1928, Lala Lajpat Rai ranks 45Before him are Adolphe Appia, Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Antonio Abetti, Otto Nordenskjöld, Wilhelm Fliess, and Narayana Guru. After him are Frank Dicksee, Eglantyne Jebb, Emil Wiechert, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, Medardo Rosso, and Edward Walter Maunder.

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Among people born in India, Lala Lajpat Rai ranks 214 out of 1,227Before him are Motilal Nehru (1861), Thiruvalluvar (350), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Narayana Guru (1855), Birsa Munda (1875), and Liaquat Ali Khan (1895). After him are Raja Ravi Varma (1848), Ratan Tata (1937), Charan Singh (1902), K. Kamaraj (1903), Jaya Bachchan (1948), and Abhinavagupta (950).


Among politicians born in India, Lala Lajpat Rai ranks 66Before him are Khaleda Zia (1945), Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), Motilal Nehru (1861), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Birsa Munda (1875), and Liaquat Ali Khan (1895). After him are Charan Singh (1902), K. Kamaraj (1903), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), and Krishnadevaraya (1471).