Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

1900 - 1990

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Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (née Swarup Nehru; 18 August 1900 – 1 December 1990) was an Indian diplomat and politician who was the 6th Governor of Maharashtra from 1962 to 1964 and 8th President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1953 to 1954, the first woman appointed to either post. Hailing from a prominent political family, her brother Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of independent India, her niece Indira Gandhi the first female Prime Minister of India and her grand-nephew Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth Prime Minister of India. Pandit was sent to London as India's most important diplomat after serving as india's envoy to the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Nations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit has received more than 1,858,550 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit is the 8,861st most popular politician (up from 8,870th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from India (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 97th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit ranks 8,861 out of 15,577Before her are William of Champlitte, Jan Fischer, Domenico I Contarini, Joan, Countess of Toulouse, Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, and Jose P. Laurel. After her are Aureolus of Aragon, Kormesiy, Alain I of Albret, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Roger de Moulins, and Fakhr al-Din II.

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Among people born in 1900, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit ranks 120Before her are Ibrahim Abboud, Lidia Ruslanova, Victor Young, Bluma Zeigarnik, Catherine Hessling, and Luigi Longo. After her are Santos Urdinarán, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, Hermann Esser, Alexander Novikov, Arturo Umberto Illia, and Lorenzo Fernández. Among people deceased in 1990, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit ranks 93Before her are Attilio Demaría, Eduard Streltsov, Ronald Evans, Paul Tortelier, Horst Sindermann, and Stefano Casiraghi. After her are Wolfgang Schmieder, George de Mestral, Naoto Tajima, Martin Ritt, Del Shannon, and Irene Dunne.

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Among people born in India, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit ranks 290 out of 1,493Before her are Homi J. Bhabha (1909), Pulakeshin II (610), T. H. White (1906), Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Asha Bhosle (1933), and Lindsay Anderson (1923). After her are Rishabhanatha (null), Birbal (1528), Rajaram I (1670), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), and Irrfan Khan (1967).


Among politicians born in India, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit ranks 97Before her are Jahandar Shah (1661), P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921), Amrapali (-450), Skandagupta (500), Pulakeshin II (610), and Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820). After her are Birbal (1528), Rajaram I (1670), Gupta (240), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), Guru Hargobind (1595), and Zail Singh (1916).