Kailash Satyarthi is a renowned Indian child rights activist and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Satyarthi was born on 11th January 1954, in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. An electrical engineering graduate, Satyarthi, started a journal called ‘The Struggle Shall Continue’ in 1980 in order to create awareness about the problem of child labour.
Satyarthi is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an organization dedicated towards the eradication of child labour and rehabilitation of the rescued former child workers. The organisation acts to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries. The success of this organisation led to the creation of the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS) in 1989. SACCS has till date liberated several thousands of child labourers working in different industries.
His work is recognized through various national and international honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.