WRITER

Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

1908 - 1994

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Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (21 January 1908 – 5 July 1994) was a writer of Malayalam literature. He was a writer, humanist, freedom fighter, novelist and short story writer, noted for his path-breaking, down-to-earth style of writing that made him equally popular among literary critics as well as the common man. He was popularly referred to as Beypore Sulthan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer has received more than 1,569,085 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer is the 2,808th most popular writer (down from 1,903rd in 2019), the 344th most popular biography from India (down from 194th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer ranks 2,808 out of 5,755Before him are Victoria Benedictsson, Vladimir Voinovich, Mariama Bâ, Lupus Servatus, Vonda N. McIntyre, and Niccolò Tommaseo. After him are Ibn Zaydún, Hubert Selby Jr., Tarafa, Dorothea von Schlegel, Louis of Granada, and Nonius Marcellus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer ranks 147Before him are Karel Ančerl, Son Ngoc Thanh, Anna Sten, Elek Schwartz, Maria Prymachenko, and Fritz Fischer. After him are Lauri Lehtinen, Henryk Zygalski, Robert Morley, Ho Jong-suk, Nikolay Nosov, and Mario Evaristo. Among people deceased in 1994, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer ranks 140Before him are Leonid Leonov, Giovanni Spadolini, Stephen Cole Kleene, Manfred Wörner, Sam Francis, and Stanisław Maczek. After him are Mildred Natwick, Vitas Gerulaitis, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Zoltán Fábri, William Conrad, and Ales Adamovich.

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In India

Among people born in India, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer ranks 344 out of 1,493Before him are Iskander Mirza (1899), Guru Har Rai (1630), Baji Rao II (1775), Sharad Pawar (1940), Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), and Bhikaiji Cama (1861). After him are Sridevi (1963), Tyagaraja (1767), Rajnath Singh (1951), Kumaragupta I (400), Dara Shukoh (1615), and Bhalchandra Nemade (1938).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer ranks 56Before him are Chittaranjan Das (1869), Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), and U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932). After him are Bhalchandra Nemade (1938), Ashapurna Devi (1909), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904), R. K. Narayan (1906), and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894).