Vikas Swarup

1961 - Today

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Vikas Swarup (born 22 June 1961) is a retired Indian diplomat and writer. He retired from the Indian Foreign Service as the Secretary (West) at the Ministry of External Affairs, India on 30 June 2021 and has previously served as High Commissioner of India in Canada and has been the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vikas Swarup has received more than 619,476 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 23 in 2019). Vikas Swarup is the 17,627th most popular politician (down from 16,673rd in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from India (down from 916th in 2019) and the 264th most popular Indian Politician.

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Over the past year Vikas Swarup has had the most page views in the with 51,823 views, followed by French (2,961), and German (2,619). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Javanese (68.69%), Mirandese (62.01%), and Malayalam (45.81%)


Among politicians, Vikas Swarup ranks 17,627 out of 19,576Before him are Taro Yamamoto, Butch Otter, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, Peter O'Neill, Janet Mills, and Janina Ochojska. After him are Kathleen Blanco, Željko Reiner, Sara Duterte, Aruna Roy, Dennis Skinner, and Édouard Ngirente.

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Among people born in 1961, Vikas Swarup ranks 593Before him are Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea, Greg Gianforte, Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Hiroshi Jofuku, Kirsten Emmelmann, and Roberta Pinotti. After him are Toshinobu Katsuya, Sam Perkins, Tetsuya Totsuka, Mary Kay Bergman, Steve Oedekerk, and Danuta Stenka.

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In India

Among people born in India, Vikas Swarup ranks 979 out of 1,861Before him are Malaika Arora (1973), B. R. Chopra (1914), K. Balachander (1930), Lakshmi (1952), Nita Ambani (1963), and Priyanka Gandhi (1972). After him are Aruna Roy (1946), KK (1968), Raveena Tandon (1974), Ranbir Kapoor (1982), P. Chidambaram (1945), and Madhur Jaffrey (1933).


Among politicians born in India, Vikas Swarup ranks 264Before him are Sikandar Jah (1768), Raman Singh (1952), Arun Shourie (1941), Leo Amery (1873), Margaret Alva (1942), and Priyanka Gandhi (1972). After him are Aruna Roy (1946), P. Chidambaram (1945), Padmaja Naidu (1900), Salman Khurshid (1953), Kapil Sibal (1948), and J. P. Nadda (1960).