New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Salmaan Taseer

1944 - 2011

Photo of Salmaan Taseer

Icon of person Salmaan Taseer

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 Mian Soomro under Pervez Musharraf during the 2008 elections. He was appointed as the governor of Punjab on 15 May 2008, by then-President Musharraf at the request of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salmaan Taseer has received more than 751,896 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Salmaan Taseer is the 15,595th most popular politician (down from 13,694th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from India (down from 619th in 2019) and the 195th most popular Indian Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 750k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Salmaan Taseers by language


Among politicians, Salmaan Taseer ranks 15,595 out of 15,577Before him are Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, Erich Herrmann, Abraham Berge, Frederick Muhlenberg, Carl Abrahamsson, and Senkamanisken. After him are Janusz Wojciechowski, Augusto Barcía Trelles, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Sanjaagiin Bayar, Miguel de San Román, and Kennan Adeang.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1944, Salmaan Taseer ranks 541Before him are Tom Seaver, Guity Novin, Ramiro Blacut, Edith McGuire, Valmir Louruz, and Pratibha Ray. After him are István Géczi, Oswald Gracias, Neil Innes, Henri Weber, Anand Satyanand, and Patricia Quinn. Among people deceased in 2011, Salmaan Taseer ranks 369Before him are Jean Dutourd, Loleatta Holloway, Elaine Stewart, Iván Menczel, Sam Rivers, and Noemí Simonetto de Portela. After him are Dolores Fuller, Kennan Adeang, Giovanni Saldarini, François Nourissier, Mick Karn, and Mika Myllylä.

Others Born in 1944

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2011

Go to all Rankings

In India

Among people born in India, Salmaan Taseer ranks 680 out of 1,493Before him are Dawood Ibrahim (1955), John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910), Rakesh Roshan (1949), Pratibha Ray (1944), R. H. Tawney (1880), and Radhanath Sikdar (1813). After him are Nirmala Deshpande (1929), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), Sudha Murty (1950), Oswald Gracias (1944), Amrita Singh (1958), and Danny Denzongpa (1948).


Among politicians born in India, Salmaan Taseer ranks 195Before him are Choudhry Rahmat Ali (1895), Sheila Dikshit (1938), Ram Vilas Paswan (1946), Muiz ud din Bahram (null), V. K. Krishna Menon (1896), and Sumitra Mahajan (1943). After him are Kanu Sanyal (1928), Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar (1919), V. K. Sasikala (1954), Asaf Ali (1888), Shyamala Gopalan (1938), and Gopal Swarup Pathak (1896).