1931 - 1990

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Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and later as Osho (), was an Indian godman, mystic, cult leader, 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. Rajneesh also criticised Mahatma Gandhi and the orthodoxy of mainstream religions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajneesh has received more than 13,251,475 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Rajneesh is the 2nd most popular occultist, the 4th most popular biography from India (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Occultist.

Rajneesh is most famous for being the spiritual leader of the Rajneesh movement, which was a new religious movement in India in the 1970s.

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Among occultists, Rajneesh ranks 2 out of 9Before him are Nostradamus. After him are Grigori Rasputin, Baba Vanga, John Dee, Aleister Crowley, Count of St. Germain, Helena Blavatsky, Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and Allan Kardec.

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Among people born in 1931, Rajneesh ranks 2Before him is Mikhail Gorbachev. After him are Boris Yeltsin, Toni Morrison, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Chun Doo-hwan, and Philip Kotler. Among people deceased in 1990, Rajneesh ranks 1After him are Greta Garbo, Lev Yashin, Roald Dahl, B. F. Skinner, Louis Althusser, Ava Gardner, Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Sarah Vaughan, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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Among people born in India, Rajneesh ranks 4 out of 1,227Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), George Orwell (1903), and Ashoka (-304). After him are Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Vivien Leigh (1913), and Jawaharlal Nehru (1889).


Among occultists born in India, Rajneesh ranks 1