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Delhi ranks 292nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Charleston, South Carolina, Aarhus, and Hiroshima Prefecture. Memorable people born in Delhi include Alauddin Khalji, Pervez Musharraf, and Syed Ahmad Khan. Memorable people who died in Delhi include B. R. Ambedkar, Humayun, and Alauddin Khalji. Delhi has been the birth place of many politicians and actors and the death place of many politicians and writers. Delhi is located in India.

Delhi, officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by the state of Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries, and include the neighbouring satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida in an area called the National Capital Region (NCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second-largest urban area according to the United Nations. Recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires. Delhi ranks fifth among the Indian states and union territories in human development index. Delhi has the second-highest GDP per capita in India. Delhi is of great historical significance as an important commercial, transport, and cultural hub, as well as the political centre of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1988, Delhi was the birth place of 24 globally memorable people, including Alauddin Khalji, Pervez Musharraf, and Syed Ahmad Khan. Additionaly, 28 globally memorable people have passed away in Delhi including B. R. Ambedkar, Humayun, and Alauddin Khalji. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Delhi than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Delhi were politicians (9), actors (8), social activists (2), singers (2), and cricketers (2),  while most who died were politicians (22), writers (3), physicists (1), religious figures (1), and actors (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Delhi, including Madhubala, Mukesh, and Shakti Kapoor. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Delhi, including Alauddin Khalji, Pervez Musharraf, and Ibrahim Lodi.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 8 globally memorable people born in Delhi since 1700.