568 BC - 484 BC

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Śāriputra (Sanskrit: शारिपुत्र; Tibetan: ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ་, Pali: Sāriputta, lit. "the son of Śāri", born Upatiṣya, Pali: Upatissa) was one of the top disciples of the Buddha. He is considered the first of the Buddha's two chief male disciples, together with Maudgalyāyana (Pali: Moggallāna). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sariputta has received more than 179,226 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sariputta is the 1,447th most popular politician (down from 1,233rd in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from India (down from 39th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Indian Politician.

Sariputta is most famous for being the first disciple to attain enlightenment.

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Among politicians, Sariputta ranks 1,447 out of 15,710Before him are James II of Aragon, Viktor Yushchenko, Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Soong Ching-ling, Seti II, and Béla I of Hungary. After him are Leo II, Cyaxares, Vallabhbhai Patel, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Mentuhotep II, and Constantine VIII.

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Among people born in 568 BC, Sariputta ranks 1After him is Maudgalyayana. Among people deceased in 484 BC, Sariputta ranks 1After him is Maudgalyayana.

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Among people born in India, Sariputta ranks 44 out of 1,227Before him are Aryabhata (476), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), and Julie Christie (1940). After him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Sita (null), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Augustus De Morgan (1806), and Mahākāśyapa (-550).


Among politicians born in India, Sariputta ranks 14Before him are Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), and Jahangir (1569). After him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Tipu Sultan (1750), Narendra Modi (1950), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), and Harsha (590).