Udham Singh

1899 - 1940

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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 1,788,173 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Udham Singh is the 318th most popular social activist (down from 269th in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from India (down from 305th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Udham Singh ranks 318 out of 544Before him are Venetia Burney, Abbie Hoffman, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Mary Harris Jones, Germaine Tillion, and Josephine Butler. After him are Tawakkol Karman, Lester R. Brown, Samantha Smith, Mary Edwards Walker, Dhondo Keshav Karve, and Hanan Ashrawi.

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Among people born in 1899, Udham Singh ranks 155Before him are Armand Salacrou, Weegee, Anni Albers, Gustav Ucicky, Carlo Rosselli, and Harald Tammer. After him are Aldo Nadi, Otto E. Neugebauer, John Bodkin Adams, Arvīds Pelše, Ramón Muttis, and Willem Jacob Luyten. Among people deceased in 1940, Udham Singh ranks 106Before him are Jaan Teemant, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Albert Richter, Ivane Javakhishvili, Alicia Boole Stott, and Albin Lermusiaux. After him are Karimeh Abbud, Gheorghe Argeșanu, Maciej Rataj, Phoebus Levene, Kamal-ol-molk, and Piero Toscani.

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Among people born in India, Udham Singh ranks 373 out of 1,227Before him are Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Satya Nadella (1967), Guru Har Rai (1630), Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), Bhāskara I (600), and Rajendra Chola I (1000). After him are Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889), Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858), Meena Kumari (1933), Kamala Sohonie (1912), Prakash Raj (1965), and Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878).


Among social activists born in India, Udham Singh ranks 20Before him are Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Baba Amte (1914), M. N. Roy (1887), and Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928). After him are Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858), Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878), Aruna Asaf Ali (1909), Charu Majumdar (1918), Kamala Nehru (1899), and Neerja Bhanot (1963).