Medha Patkar Wiki, Biography, Age, Works, Awards


Medha Patkar is an Indian Social Activist who is working on various economic and political issues raised by the tribals, Dalits, laborers, Farmers, and Women facing injustice in the country. Medha Patkar is the founder member of Narmada Bachao Andolan in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. Medha Patkar is engaged completely to support people. Check out below for Medha Patkar Wiki, Biography, Age, Works, Awards and other details:

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Medha Patkar was born on 1 December 1954 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father’s name is Vasant Khanolkar who is a freedom fighter and a Labor union leader. Her mother’s name is Indumati. Medha Patkar obtained the MA degree from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Initially, She worked with Volunteer groups in Mumbai’s slum for 5 years and then worked for tribals in Gujarat for around 3 years. She was a Ph.D. scholar at TISS but left it unfinished as she was completely working for the welfare of the Tribals.

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Medha Patkar founded the (NAPM) National Alliance of People’s Movements. She started this with an objective of facilitating unity and granting strength to people’s movements in India. Madha Patkar is the national convener of the NAPM. Medha Patkar joined Aam Aadmi Party in January 2014 and took part in the election. People failed to vote for her and she didn’t win the election. Later, She resigned from Aam Aadmi’s primary membership on 28 March 2015.

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Name Medha Patkar
Real Name Medha Tai
Nickname Medha Patkar
Profession Indian social activist
Date of Birth 1 December 1954
Age 63
Father Name Vasant Khanolkar
Mother Name Indumati Khanolkar
Height 1.72 m
Weight 69 Kg
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification M.A
School Yet to be Updated
College Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Hobbies Reading Books, and Listening Music
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Married No
Husband Name Yet to be Updated
Current City Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Medha Patkar Awards

  • 1991: Right Livelihood Award
  • 1992: Goldman Environment Award
  • 1995: Green Ribbon Award for Best International Political Campaigner by BBC, England
  • 1999: Human Rights Defender’s Award from Amnesty International, Germany
  • 1999: M.A. Thomas National Human Rights Award from Vigil India Movement
  • 1999: Person of The Year BBC
  • 1999: Deena Nath Mangeshkar Award
  • 1999: Kundal Lal Award for peace
  • 1999: Mahatma Phule Award
  • 2001: Basavashree Award
  • 2013: Bhima Bai Ambedkar Award
  • 2014: Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice.

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