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Rajendra Prasad

1884 - 1963

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Rajendra Prasad (3 December 1884 – 28 February 1963) was an Indian politician, lawyer, Indian independence activist, journalist & scholar who served as the first president of Republic of India from 1950 to 1962. He joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian Independence Movement and became a major leader from the region of Bihar and Maharashtra. A supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajendra Prasad has received more than 4,849,990 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Rajendra Prasad is the 2,162nd most popular politician (up from 2,917th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from India (up from 90th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Indian Politician.

Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India, and he is most famous for the role he played in India's independence movement.

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Among politicians, Rajendra Prasad ranks 2,162 out of 15,577Before him are Alexander Jagiellon, Géza II of Hungary, Hostilian, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Talal of Jordan, and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. After him are Qutuz, Volodymyr Zelensky, Vitiges, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Töregene Khatun, and King Zhou of Shang.

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Among people born in 1884, Rajendra Prasad ranks 25Before him are Hermann Rorschach, Friedrich Bergius, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Edward Sapir. After him are Vincent Auriol, Rudolf Bultmann, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Emil Jannings, Casimir Funk, and Max Beckmann. Among people deceased in 1963, Rajendra Prasad ranks 23Before him are Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Sylvia Plath, Theodor Heuss, Thích Quảng Đức, Yasujirō Ozu, and Herbert Spencer Gasser. After him are Abd al-Karim Qasim, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Michael Rockefeller, Carmen Amaya, Theodore von Kármán, and Richard Baer.

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Among people born in India, Rajendra Prasad ranks 74 out of 1,493Before him are Ghalib (1797), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ravi Shankar (1920), and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486). After him are Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Lata Mangeshkar (1929), and Ajatashatru (-500).


Among politicians born in India, Rajendra Prasad ranks 22Before him are Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), and Samudragupta (335). After him are Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Ajatashatru (-500), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Chandragupta II (400), and Vishvamitra (-2000).