Rakesh Sharma

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Rakesh Sharma

Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, AC (born 13 January 1949) is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11 on 3 April 1984 with the Interkosmos programme. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rakesh Sharma has received more than 2,653,349 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 98th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Rakesh Sharma ranks 98 out of 501Before him are Sunita Williams, Alfred Worden, Vladimir Solovyov, Owen Garriott, Walter Cunningham, and Boris Yegorov. After him are Ulf Merbold, Aleksei Yeliseyev, Leonid Popov, Aleksandr Ivanchenkov, Pyotr Klimuk, and Yang Liwei.

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Among people born in 1949, Rakesh Sharma ranks 192Before him are Ibrahim Mahlab, Hiroji Imamura, Erik Estrada, Gabriel Yared, Mari Alkatiri, and Lawrence Kasdan. After him are Papa Wemba, Dick Nanninga, Michael Richards, Dado Topić, Joaquín Sabina, and Jim Carroll.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rakesh Sharma ranks 313 out of 848Before him are Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), Udham Singh (1899), Anish Kapoor (1954), Chandra Shekhar (1927), Margaret Murray (1863), and Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700). After him are M. N. Roy (1887), Bhavabhuti (null), Alamgir II (1699), Bahubali (null), Kajol (1974), and Jayant Narlikar (1938).


Among astronauts born in India, Rakesh Sharma ranks 2Before him are Kalpana Chawla (1961).

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