Kailash Satyarthi

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Kailash Satyarthi (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian social reformer who campaigned against child labour in India and advocated the universal right to education. In 2014, he was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Malala Yousafzai, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." He is the founder of multiple social activist organizations, including Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Global March Against Child Labour, Global Campaign for Education and Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation. Kailash Satyarthi and his team at Bachpan Bachao Andolan have liberated more than 86,000 children in India from child labour, slavery and trafficking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kailash Satyarthi has received more than 2,229,389 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Kailash Satyarthi is the 207th most popular social activist (down from 187th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from India (down from 175th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Kailash Satyarthi ranks 207 out of 544Before him are Gloria Steinem, Christoph Probst, Ravachol, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Bořivoj II, Duke of Bohemia, and Jacques Vergès. After him are Coretta Scott King, Sophia Perovskaya, David Lane, Mentor of Rhodes, Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, and Guillaume Cale.

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Among people born in 1954, Kailash Satyarthi ranks 83Before him are Jermaine Jackson, Francisco Guterres, Michael Emerson, Marian Gold, Margaux Hemingway, and Cindy Sherman. After him are Juande Ramos, Marco Tardelli, Dieter Müller, Katsuhiro Otomo, Elvis Costello, and Mordechai Vanunu.

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Among people born in India, Kailash Satyarthi ranks 195 out of 1,227Before him are Guru Angad (1504), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Birbal (1528), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542), and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908). After him are Khaleda Zia (1945), Subramania Bharati (1882), Guru Amar Das (1479), Hema Malini (1948), Shilpa Shetty (1975), and Nizamuddin Auliya (1238).


Among social activists born in India, Kailash Satyarthi ranks 11Before him are Gerald Durrell (1925), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Mangal Pandey (1827), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), and Vandana Shiva (1952). After him are Kittur Chennamma (1778), Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), and Baba Amte (1914).

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