Zail Singh

1916 - 1994

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Giani Zail Singh (pronunciation ; born Jarnail Singh, 5 May 1916 – 25 December 1994) was the seventh President of India serving from 1982 to 1987. Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party, and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of Home Minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zail Singh has received more than 915,572 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Zail Singh is the 9,636th most popular politician (down from 9,523rd in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from India (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 106th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Zail Singh ranks 9,636 out of 15,710Before him are Publius Licinius Crassus Dives, Abdelilah Benkirane, Ahmed Ouyahia, Gogugwon of Goguryeo, Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, and Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus. After him are Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Ismail al-Azhari, Creoda of Mercia, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Samir Geagea, and Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom.

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Among people born in 1916, Zail Singh ranks 124Before him are Ramón José Velásquez, Werner Bischof, Movita Castaneda, Ugo Locatelli, Evelyn Keyes, and Lars Korvald. After him are Harold Robbins, Paul Halmos, Jacques Georges, Jack Arnold, Hidetoki Takahashi, and Svend Asmussen. Among people deceased in 1994, Zail Singh ranks 138Before him are Jack Sharkey, Bassel al-Assad, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Juan Alonso, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Ales Adamovich. After him are John Osborne, Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Paul Grimault, Maria Carta, Jiří Sobotka, and Frederick Copleston.

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Among people born in India, Zail Singh ranks 314 out of 1,227Before him are Bhavabhuti (null), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Dara Shukoh (1615), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), Iskander Mirza (1899), and Viswanathan Anand (1969). After him are Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), Debendranath Tagore (1817), Sridevi (1963), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Anil Kapoor (1956), and Kadambini Ganguly (1861).


Among politicians born in India, Zail Singh ranks 106Before him are Harilal Gandhi (1888), Bahubali (null), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887), Dara Shukoh (1615), and Iskander Mirza (1899). After him are Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), C. N. Annadurai (1909), Kumaragupta I (400), Mir Jafar (1691), Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886), and Vichitravirya (null).