Jadav Payeng

1963 - Today

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Jadav "Molai" Payeng (born 1963) is an environmental activist and forestry worker from Majuli, popularly known as the Forest Man of India. Over the course of several decades, he has planted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra turning it into a forest reserve. The forest, called Molai forest after him, is located near Kokilamukh of Jorhat, Assam, India and encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres / 550 hectares. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jadav Payeng has received more than 798,029 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jadav Payeng is the 496th most popular social activist (down from 409th in 2019), the 835th most popular biography from India and the 33rd most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Jadav Payeng ranks 496 out of 544Before her are Edith Windsor, Maryam Namazie, Valery Levaneuski, Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Bogaletch Gebre, and Lizzie Velásquez. After her are Ashin Wirathu, Reyhaneh Jabbari, David Kato, Peter Tatchell, Ronan Farrow, and Anna Hutsol.

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Among people born in 1963, Jadav Payeng ranks 631Before her are Tessy Thomas, Mikhail Mamiashvili, Peter Morgan, Debra Granik, Richard R. Arnold, and Valerie Plame. After her are Nigel Winterburn, Hugh Dillon, Màrius Serra, Mark Oliver Everett, Erik van Rossum, and Robert Seguso.

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Among people born in India, Jadav Payeng ranks 835 out of 1,227Before her are Mahesh Bhupathi (1974), Manik Sarkar (1949), Bappi Lahiri (1952), Sohail Khan (1970), Alia Bhatt (1993), and Shobhaa De (1948). After her are Sonali Bendre (1975), Lara Dutta (1978), Karnam Malleswari (1975), Michael Bennet (1964), Pullela Gopichand (1973), and Pooja Bhatt (1972).


Among social activists born in India, Jadav Payeng ranks 33Before her are Ela Bhatt (1933), Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (1947), Veerappan (1952), Nirmala Deshpande (1929), Shivakumara Swami (1907), and Medha Patkar (1954). After her are Gauri Lankesh (1962), Irom Chanu Sharmila (1972), Sunitha Krishnan (1972), and Laxmi Agarwal (1990).