Zakir Husain

1897 - 1969

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Zakir Husain Khan (8 February 1897 – 3 May 1969) was an Indian economist and politician who served as the third president of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969. He previously served as the governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as the second vice president of India from 1962 to 1967. He was also the co-founder of Jamia Milia Islamia, serving as its vice-chancellor from 1928. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zakir Husain has received more than 3,275 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Zakir Husain is the 4,423rd most popular politician (up from 5,722nd in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from India (up from 164th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Zakir Husain ranks 4,423 out of 15,577Before him are Alberic II of Spoleto, Rafael del Riego, Miguel López de Legazpi, Diodotus Tryphon, Iry-Hor, and Boris II of Bulgaria. After him are Mōri Motonari, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Prince Rahotep, Elena Glinskaya, Barham Salih, and Frederick the Simple.

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Among people born in 1897, Zakir Husain ranks 59Before him are Patrick Blackett, Virginia Henderson, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Ye Jianying, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, and Hans Baur. After him are Douglas Sirk, Vito Genovese, Theodor Busse, Marcel Petiot, Winifred Wagner, and Karl Löwith. Among people deceased in 1969, Zakir Husain ranks 43Before him are Wacław Sierpiński, Walter Christaller, Raymond A. Spruance, Eberhard von Mackensen, Vjekoslav Luburić, and Allen Dulles. After him are Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Vito Genovese, Li Zongren, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, and Enrique Ballestrero.

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Among people born in India, Zakir Husain ranks 142 out of 1,493Before him are Ravidas (1450), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Madhvacharya (1199), Pratibha Patil (1934), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820). After him are Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887), Shantideva (685), Kittur Chennamma (1778), V. V. Giri (1894), and Green Boots (null).


Among politicians born in India, Zakir Husain ranks 42Before him are Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Prithviraj Chauhan (1159), Mamnoon Hussain (1940), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), and Pratibha Patil (1934). After him are Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887), V. V. Giri (1894), Green Boots (null), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), and Dhyan Chand (1905).