Udham Singh

1899 - 1940

Udham Singh

Udham Singh (26 December 1899 – 31 July 1940) was an Indian revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party, best known for his assassination in London of Michael O'Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of the Punjab in India, on 13 March 1940. The assassination was done in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919, for which O'Dwyer was responsible. Singh was subsequently tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Udham Singh has received more than 1,506,448 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 272nd most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Udham Singh ranks 271 out of 426Before him are Abbie Hoffman, Donald Watson, Gunnar Sønsteby, Nimr al-Nimr, Emmett Till, and Flora MacDonald. After him are Toyohiko Kagawa, Kate Sheppard, Louise Bryant, Clara Barton, Toktogul Satylganov, and Black Elk.

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Among people born in 1899, Udham Singh ranks 134Before him are Silvestre Revueltas, John Barbirolli, Peter Wessel Zapffe, Leonid Leonov, Jón Leifs, and Domingo Tejera. After him are Francis Ponge, Charles Best, Armand Salacrou, Lovro von Matačić, Aleksander Zawadzki, and C. S. Forester. Among people deceased in 1940, Udham Singh ranks 85Before him are Albin Lermusiaux, Robert Maillart, Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg, Ernst Weiss, Silvestre Revueltas, and Giuseppe Motta. After him are John A. Hobson, Charles de Broqueville, Gunnar Höckert, Ivane Javakhishvili, Janusz Kusociński, and Jaan Teemant.

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In India

Among people born in India, Udham Singh ranks 308 out of 848Before him are Harilal Gandhi (1888), Rani Padmini (null), Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), Girish Karnad (1938), Richard O'Connor (1889), and Lahiri Mahasaya (1828). After him are Anish Kapoor (1954), Chandra Shekhar (1927), Margaret Murray (1863), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Rakesh Sharma (1949), and M. N. Roy (1887).


Among social activists born in India, Udham Singh ranks 17Before him are Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Anna Hazare (1937), Vandana Shiva (1952), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Baba Amte (1914), and Jayaprakash Narayan (1902). After him are M. N. Roy (1887), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), Charu Majumdar (1918), Kamala Nehru (1899), Neerja Bhanot (1963), and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (1947).

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