Bacha Khan

1890 - 1988

Bacha Khan

Abdul Ghaffār Khān (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988), nicknamed Fakhr-e-Afghan , lit. "pride of Pashtuns"), Bādshāh Khān, or Bāchā Khān, "king of chiefs"), was a Pashtun independence activist who worked to end the rule of the British Raj in colonial India. He was a political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition; he was a lifelong pacifist and devout Muslim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bacha Khan has received more than 484,209 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 189th most popular social activist.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Among social activists, Bacha Khan ranks 188 out of 426Before him are Hilda Gadea, Christoph Probst, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Max Mosley, Kailash Satyarthi, and Ravachol. After him are Subcomandante Marcos, Tuvia Bielski, Huber Matos, Carl Oberg, Simon bar Giora, and Anna Hazare.

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Among people born in 1890, Bacha Khan ranks 69Before him are Prince Joachim of Prussia, Alois Eliáš, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Konstantin Melnikov, Jacobus Oud, and Norman Bethune. After him are Adolf Schärf, Evert Taube, Béla Miklós, Bechara El Khoury, Robert Stroud, and Walter Weiß. Among people deceased in 1988, Bacha Khan ranks 55Before him are Dino Grandi, Muzafer Sherif, Trường Chinh, Renato Salvatori, Antonín Puč, and Heo Jeong. After him are Anne Ramsey, Lev Pontryagin, Richard S. Castellano, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Françoise Dolto, and Khalil al-Wazir.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Bacha Khan ranks 29 out of 125Before him are Manmohan Singh (1932), Ranjit Singh (1780), Khushal Khattak (1613), Guru Ram Das (1534), Kabir Bedi (1946), and Kurt Diemberger (1932). After him are Imran Khan (1952), Eucratides I (-170), Naropa (1016), Asif Ali Zardari (1955), Nawaz Sharif (1949), and Dilip Kumar (1922).


Among social activists born in Pakistan, Bacha Khan ranks 3Before him are Bhagat Singh (1907) and Guru Ram Das (1534). After him are Malala Yousafzai (1997), Iqbal Masih (1983), and Mukhtar Mai (1972).

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