Ravi Shankar

1956 - Today

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Ravi Shankar (born 13 May 1956) is an Indian yoga guru, a spiritual leader. He is frequently referred to as Sri Sri (honorific), Guru ji, or Gurudev. From around the mid 1970s, he worked as an apprentice under Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ravi Shankar has received more than 6,654,165 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ravi Shankar is the 956th most popular religious figure (up from 2,095th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from India (up from 570th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ravi Shankar ranks 956 out of 2,238Before him are Melito of Sardis, Pietro Parolin, Antipope Innocent III, Praxedes, Otto of Bamberg, and Paula of Rome. After him are Edith Cavell, Robert Sarah, Germanus I of Constantinople, Mechtilde, Petrus Gonsalvus, and Ibn Sa'd.

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Among people born in 1956, Ravi Shankar ranks 50Before him are Ian Curtis, Bakir Izetbegović, Zbigniew Boniek, Jost Gippert, Anthony Bourdain, and Guido van Rossum. After him are Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Michele Alboreto, Min Aung Hlaing, Michael Biehn, Dave Murray, and Aileen Wuornos.

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Among people born in India, Ravi Shankar ranks 154 out of 1,493Before him are Green Boots (null), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542), and S. R. Ranganathan (1892). After him are Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Dhyan Chand (1905), Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671), Jayadeva (1170), Sambhaji (1657), and Subramania Bharati (1882).


Among religious figures born in India, Ravi Shankar ranks 14Before him are Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Maudgalyayana (-568), Radha (null), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), Dayananda Saraswati (1824), and Anthony de Mello (1931). After him are Jayadeva (1170), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Guru Arjan (1563), Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), and Śāntarakṣita (725).