1952 - 2004

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Koose Munisamy Veerappan (18 January 1952 – 18 October 2004) was an Indian bandit who was active for 36 years, and who kidnapped major politicians for ransom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Veerappan has received more than 3,558,240 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Veerappan is the 433rd most popular social activist (down from 377th in 2019), the 627th most popular biography from India (down from 524th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Veerappan ranks 433 out of 544. Before him are Wang Dan, Harry Hay, Aaron Swartz, Aminatou Haidar, Oswaldo Payá, and Bayard Rustin. After him are Dorothy Height, Mildred Gillars, Mohamed Bouazizi, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Robert Emmet, and Dorothea Dix.

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Among people born in 1952, Veerappan ranks 433Before him are Monika Zehrt, Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes, Rosa Díez, Vaughan Jones, Henrique Mecking, and Clarke Peters. After him are Philippe Kahn, Peter Zoller, John Broughton, Barbara Hendricks, Darya Dontsova, and Alexander Gennadiyevich Zaitsev. Among people deceased in 2004, Veerappan ranks 233Before him are Volodymyr Kaplychnyi, Robert Pastorelli, Marvin Heemeyer, Frances Dee, Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, and Robert Bacher. After him are Jacek Kaczmarski, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Arnold Orville Beckman, James Aloysius Hickey, Ugo Ferrante, and Iris Chang.

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In India

Among people born in India, Veerappan ranks 627 out of 1,227. Before him are John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910), Charles Sturt (1795), Anna Chandy (1905), Javed Akhtar (1945), Gopinath Bordoloi (1890), and Asha Parekh (1942). After him are Rukhmabai (1864), Rakesh Roshan (1949), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), Aruna Irani (1946), Gopal Swarup Pathak (1896), and Mehdi Hassan (1927).


Among social activists born in India, Veerappan ranks 29Before him are Aruna Asaf Ali (1909), Charu Majumdar (1918), Kamala Nehru (1899), Neerja Bhanot (1963), Ela Bhatt (1933), and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (1947). After him are Nirmala Deshpande (1929), Shivakumara Swami (1907), Medha Patkar (1954), Jadav Payeng (1963), Gauri Lankesh (1962), and Irom Chanu Sharmila (1972).