Iqbal Masih

1983 - 1995

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Iqbal Masih (Urdu: اقبال مسیح‎; 1983 – 16 April 1995) was a Pakistani Christian child labourer and activist who campaigned against abusive child labour in Pakistan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iqbal Masih has received more than 1,016,029 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Iqbal Masih is the 425th most popular social activist (down from 384th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 85th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Pakistani Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Iqbal Masih ranks 425 out of 544Before him are Roger Stone, Ella Baker, Jared Taylor, Akira Amano, Wu'erkaixi, and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. After him are Matilda Joslyn Gage, Wang Dan, Harry Hay, Aaron Swartz, Aminatou Haidar, and Oswaldo Payá.

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Among people born in 1983, Iqbal Masih ranks 111Before him are Mamoru Miyano, Fernando Verdasco, Ruslan Ponomariov, Danny, Emmanuel Eboué, and Eiji Kawashima. After him are Michael Krohn-Dehli, Marc Janko, Dudu Cearense, Aidan Turner, Simone Pepe, and Liu Xiang. Among people deceased in 1995, Iqbal Masih ranks 232Before him are Carlo Pavesi, Johnny Moss, Warren E. Burger, Joe Slovo, George Abbott, and Hansa Jivraj Mehta. After him are Red Amick, Patsy Ruth Miller, Sony Lab'ou Tansi, Sergei Grinkov, Terry Southern, and Genevieve Tobin.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Iqbal Masih ranks 83 out of 158Before him are Amrita Singh (1958), Noor Jehan (1926), Shahid Khan (1950), Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893), Khushwant Singh (1915), and Shaukat Aziz (1949). After him are Shekhar Kapur (1945), Balraj Sahni (1913), Agathokleia (-200), Sadhana Shivdasani (1941), Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902), and Rab Butler (1902).


Among social activists born in Pakistan, Iqbal Masih ranks 5Before him are Bhagat Singh (1907), Guru Ram Das (1534), Bacha Khan (1890), and Malala Yousafzai (1997). After him are Mukhtar Mai (1972).