1931 - 1990


Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, and later as Osho (), was an Indian godman, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. In the 1960s he travelled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism, arguing that India was not ready for socialism and that socialism, communism, and anarchism could evolve only when capitalism had reached its maturity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajneesh has received more than 10,822,120 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular occultist.

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Among occultists, Rajneesh ranks 2 out of 6Before him are Nostradamus. After him are Grigori Rasputin, John Dee, Baba Vanga, Edgar Cayce, and Edward Kelley.

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Among people born in 1931, Rajneesh ranks 3Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Anatoly Dyatlov, João Gilberto, Robert Duvall, and Philip Kotler. Among people deceased in 1990, Rajneesh ranks 1After him are Lev Yashin, Greta Garbo, Roald Dahl, B. F. Skinner, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Ava Gardner, Pavel Cherenkov, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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Among people born in India, Rajneesh ranks 5 out of 848Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566), Mahatma Gandhi (1869), George Orwell (1903), and Ashoka (-304). After him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Indira Gandhi (1917).


Among occultists born in India, Rajneesh ranks 1

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