Rajendra K. Pachauri

1940 - 2020

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Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (20 August 1940 – 13 February 2020) was the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2002 to 2015, during the fourth and fifth assessment cycles. Under his leadership the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and delivered the Fifth Assessment Report, the scientific foundation of the Paris Agreement. He held the post from 2002 until his resignation in February 2015 after facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajendra K. Pachauri has received more than 432,135 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Rajendra K. Pachauri is the 232nd most popular social activist (up from 308th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from India (up from 345th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Rajendra K. Pachauri ranks 232 out of 544Before him are Vera Figner, Alexander Antonov, Ryszard Siwiec, Ludolf von Alvensleben, Anna Hazare, and Diana Budisavljević. After him are Cassivellaunus, C. Rajagopalachari, Flora MacDonald, Hazi Aslanov, Joseph von Sonnenfels, and Andrés Bonifacio.

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Among people born in 1940, Rajendra K. Pachauri ranks 166Before him are Jill St. John, Antonio Skármeta, Agostino Vallini, Enrico Bombieri, Gloria Leonard, and Raoni Metuktire. After him are Helmut Jahn, Vito Acconci, Lorenzo Baldisseri, Tony Tan, Anna Chromý, and Petru Lucinschi. Among people deceased in 2020, Rajendra K. Pachauri ranks 222Before him are Hau Pei-tsun, Adalet Ağaoğlu, Ewa Demarczyk, Gisèle Halimi, Giorgi Shengelaia, and Kiki Dimoula. After him are Paik Sun-yup, Terry Goodkind, Theodor Wagner, Edén Pastora, Mário de Araújo Cabral, and David Stern.

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Among people born in India, Rajendra K. Pachauri ranks 229 out of 1,227Before him are Dhyan Chand (1905), Jim Corbett (1875), Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Mohammed Rafi (1924), and Anna Hazare (1937). After him are Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Krishnadevaraya (1471), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), Lindsay Anderson (1923), and Mir Taqi Mir (1723).


Among social activists born in India, Rajendra K. Pachauri ranks 14Before him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Kittur Chennamma (1778), and Anna Hazare (1937). After him are C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Baba Amte (1914), M. N. Roy (1887), Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928), and Udham Singh (1899).