Avijit Roy

1972 - 2015

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Avijit Roy (Bengali: অভিজিৎ রায়; 12 September 1972 – 26 February 2015) was a Bangladeshi-American engineer, online activist, writer and blogger known for creating and administrating the Mukto-Mona, an Internet community for Bangladeshi freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, atheists and humanists. Roy was an advocate of free expression in Bangladesh, coordinating international protests against government censorship and imprisonment of atheist bloggers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avijit Roy has received more than 183,701 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Avijit Roy is the 5,500th most popular writer (down from 4,809th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Bangladesh (down from 36th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Bangladeshi Writer.

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  • 180k

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  • 50.63

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.81

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  • 2.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Avijit Roy ranks 5,500 out of 5,794Before him are Ángeles Caso, Cory Doctorow, Michal Viewegh, Ilija Trojanow, Ken Liu, and Shamsul Maidin. After him are Alexey Dreev, David X. Cohen, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Josh Schwartz, Charley Boorman, and Javier Valdez Cárdenas.

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Among people born in 1972, Avijit Roy ranks 464Before him are Chris Adler, Tomasz Hajto, Matthew Nable, Şebnem Ferah, Peter Møller, and Lisa Leslie. After him are Ovidiu Stîngă, Katie Barberi, Keiji Kaimoto, Lisa Martinek, Lars Christiansen, and Priyanka Gandhi. Among people deceased in 2015, Avijit Roy ranks 425Before him are Peter Pišťanek, Jimmy Hill, Flip Saunders, Bob Johnston, Mal Whitfield, and Bud Yorkin. After him are Alexis Vastine, Roy Tarpley, Steve Gohouri, Hot Rod Hundley, Camille Muffat, and Little Jimmy Dickens.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Avijit Roy ranks 40 out of 43Before him are Mohammad Ali Bogra (1909), Utpal Dutt (1929), Geeta Dutt (1930), Bimal Roy (1909), Vilayat Khan (1928), and Irene Khan (1956). After him are Monica Ali (1967), Shakib Al Hasan (1987), and Mushfiqur Rahim (1987).

Among WRITERS In Bangladesh

Among writers born in Bangladesh, Avijit Roy ranks 5Before him are Sri Chinmoy (1931), Begum Rokeya (1880), Mahasweta Devi (1926), and Taslima Nasrin (1962). After him are Monica Ali (1967).