Salmaan Taseer

1944 - 2011

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Salman Taseer (Punjabi and Urdu: سلمان تاثیر; (1944-05-31)31 May 1944 – 4 January 2011) was a Pakistani businessman and politician, who served as the 26th Governor of Punjab from 2008 until his assassination in 2011. A member of the Pakistan Peoples Party since the 1980s, he was elected to the Punjab Assembly from Lahore in the 1988 election, however lost in 1990, 1993 and then in 1997. Taseer served as a minister in the caretaker cabinet of Prime Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro under Pervez Musharraf during the 2008 elections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salmaan Taseer has received more than 782,275 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Salmaan Taseer is the 16,743rd most popular politician (down from 15,116th in 2019), the 841st most popular biography from India (down from 676th in 2019) and the 230th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Salmaan Taseer ranks 16,743 out of 19,576Before him are Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Estanislau da Silva, Saliamonas Banaitis, David Tonoyan, Titus Oates, and Joe Arpaio. After him are Hasan Muratović, Anthony Lake, Barbara Mikulski, Pavlo Klimkin, Ali Shah Durrani, and Vitaliy Zakharchenko.

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Among people born in 1944, Salmaan Taseer ranks 656Before him are Seija Simola, Michael Glos, Chris Dodd, Alberto Demiddi, Spartaco Landini, and David Lindley. After him are Marilyn Black, Pedro María Zabalza, Petra Roth, Barrie M. Osborne, Leopoldo Vallejos, and Jac Nellemann. Among people deceased in 2011, Salmaan Taseer ranks 423Before him are Günther Bechem, Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola, Jiří Pešek, Rob Schroeder, Sam Rivers, and Flemming Jørgensen. After him are Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Peter Schamoni, Jet Harris, Albertina Sisulu, George Baker, and Annalisa Ericson.

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In India

Among people born in India, Salmaan Taseer ranks 841 out of 1,861Before him are John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910), Indira Nath (1938), V. Shantaram (1901), Sitara Devi (1920), Adolf Lu Hitler Marak (1958), and Daulat Singh Kothari (1906). After him are Varsha Adalja (1940), Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar (1930), Narayan Rao (1755), Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (1949), Jadav Payeng (1963), and Subhash Ghai (1945).


Among politicians born in India, Salmaan Taseer ranks 230Before him are Murli Manohar Joshi (1934), Shyamala Gopalan (1938), Madhavrao Scindia (1945), E. M. S. Namboodiripad (1909), V. K. Krishna Menon (1896), and Adolf Lu Hitler Marak (1958). After him are Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (1949), Bhanu Athaiya (1929), Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (1941), Chidambaram Subramaniam (1910), Arvind Kejriwal (1968), and Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah (1915).