Medha Patkar

1954 - Today

Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar (born 1 December 1954) is an Indian social activist working on various crucial political and economic issues raised by tribals, dalits, farmers, labourers and women facing injustice in India. She is an alumnus of TISS, a premier institute of social science research in India.Patkar is the founder member of the 32 years old people's movement called Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. NBA has been engaged in a struggle for justice for the people affected by the dam projects related to the Sardar Sarovar dam project, especially those whose homes will be submerged, but have not yet been rehabilitated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Medha Patkar has received more than 755,988 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 381st most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Medha Patkar ranks 380 out of 426Before her are Aed Carabao, William Smith O'Brien, Aminatou Haidar, Ella Baker, Veerappan, and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. After her are Tank Man, Harry Hay, Berta Cáceres, Dolores Huerta, Albertina Sisulu, and Iqbal Masih.

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Among people born in 1954, Medha Patkar ranks 342Before her are Enrique Saura, Aed Carabao, Susan Kare, Ashrita Furman, Don Coscarelli, and Bruce Hornsby. After her are Silvio Micali, Yuji Horii, Bob Weinstein, Toshiaki Imai, Patricia Belcher, and Jorge Mendonça.

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Among people born in India, Medha Patkar ranks 529 out of 848Before her are Lobsang Sangay (1968), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (null), Amit Shah (null), Persis Khambatta (1948), Veerappan (1952), and K. J. Yesudas (1940). After her are Dimple Kapadia (1957), A. R. Rahman (1966), I. I. Chundrigar (null), Mehboob Khan (1907), Maneka Gandhi (1956), and Boman Irani (1959).


Among social activists born in India, Medha Patkar ranks 26Before her are Charu Majumdar (1918), Kamala Nehru (1899), Neerja Bhanot (1963), Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (1947), Ela Bhatt (1933), and Veerappan (1952). After her are Irom Chanu Sharmila (1972) and Laxmi Agarwal (1990).

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