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Tukaram

1608 - 1650

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Sant Tukaram Maharaj (Marathi pronunciation: [t̪ukaːɾam]) was a 17th-century Marathi poet, Hindu sant (saint) and a great devotee of Lord Shri Vitthal (Krishna - Almighty), popularly known as Tuka, Tukobaraya, Tukoba in Maharashtra. He was a Sant of Varkari sampradaya in Maharashtra, India. He was part of the egalitarian, personalized Varkari devotionalism tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tukaram has received more than 1,482,820 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Tukaram is the 873rd most popular writer (down from 762nd in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from India (down from 76th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Writer.

Tukaram was a 17th century Marathi poet and saint. He is most famous for his devotional poetry.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Tukaram ranks 873 out of 5,794Before him are Waris Dirie, Cao Xueqin, Else Lasker-Schüler, Richard Matheson, Kobayashi Issa, and Nestor the Chronicler. After him are Władysław Reymont, Bruce Chatwin, Luqman, V. S. Naipaul, Venantius Fortunatus, and Anna Seghers.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1608, Tukaram ranks 6Before him are Evangelista Torricelli, John Milton, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, and Giovanni Alfonso Borelli. After him are Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Ivan Vyhovsky, António Vieira, Eudoxia Streshneva, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and Pieter Post. Among people deceased in 1650, Tukaram ranks 4Before him are René Descartes, William II, Prince of Orange, and Dorgon. After him are Matthäus Merian, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Christoph Scheiner, Catalina de Erauso, Bernhardus Varenius, Jean Rotrou, and Claude Favre de Vaugelas.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tukaram ranks 88 out of 1,227Before him are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Satyajit Ray (1921), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Bindusara (-320), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), and Ajatashatru (-500). After him are Maudgalyayana (-568), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Deepak Chopra (1946), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Ahmed Deedat (1918), and Samudragupta (335).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Tukaram ranks 13Before him are Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), and Meera (1498). After him are Deepak Chopra (1946), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Basava (1134), Savitribai Phule (1831), and Lawrence Durrell (1912).