Salim Ali

1896 - 1987

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Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (12 November 1896 – 20 June 1987) was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the "Birdman of India", Salim Ali was the first Indian to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and wrote several bird books that popularized ornithology in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salim Ali has received more than 1,211,141 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Salim Ali is the 256th most popular biologist (up from 309th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from India (up from 225th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Salim Ali ranks 256 out of 844Before him are Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, James Edward Smith, Karl Möbius, Lorenz Oken, René Louiche Desfontaines, and Charles Chamberland. After him are Takenoshin Nakai, David Bruce, Ludwig Reichenbach, Waldemar Haffkine, Johann Friedrich von Brandt, and Wilder Penfield.

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Among people born in 1896, Salim Ali ranks 95Before him are Richard Thorpe, Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, Ira Gershwin, Jorge Alessandri, Mir Jafar Baghirov, and Rudolf Schmundt. After him are Léonide Massine, Charlie Rivel, Anandamayi Ma, Józef Czapski, Carl Zuckmayer, and Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa. Among people deceased in 1987, Salim Ali ranks 75Before him are Américo Tomás, Will Sampson, Andrei Mironov, Maria von Trapp, Gustav Fröhlich, and Lorne Greene. After him are Otto Wöhler, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Masatoshi Nakayama, Charan Singh, Clarence Brown, and Naji al-Ali.

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Among people born in India, Salim Ali ranks 207 out of 1,227Before him are Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Homi J. Bhabha (1909), Baji Rao I (1700), Idries Shah (1924), and Jamsetji Tata (1839). After him are Motilal Nehru (1861), Thiruvalluvar (350), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Narayana Guru (1855), Birsa Munda (1875), and Liaquat Ali Khan (1895).


Among biologists born in India, Salim Ali ranks 1After him are Robert Swinhoe (1836), Janaki Ammal (1897), Akhtar Hameed Khan (1914), and Sunetra Gupta (1965).