|Full Name||Mohammad Zabi Khan|
|Profession||Animal Rights Activist|
|Famous For||Protecting and rehabilitating abandoned animals|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Debut||TV: MTV Roadies Revolution (2020)|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Ashoka Youth Venturer (2017)
• Rise Young Citizen (2017)
• National Youth Icon for Humility (2018)
• The Pride of Telangana Award (2018)
|Date of Birth||11 June 1997 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||23 Years|
|Birthplace||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Hometown||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|College/University||KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology (KGRCET), Hyderabad|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate in Computer Science|
|Relationships & More|
Sister- Shumaila Syed
|Football Player||Neymar Jr|
|Singer(s)||Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Auburn|
|Film(s)||Ghost Rider (2007), Twilight (2008)|
|TV Show(s)||Bigg Boss, MTV Roadies|
|Book||The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zabi Khan
- Zabi Khan is an Indian animal rights activist. He is the founder of the NGO “A Place to Bark.”
- He was born in a middle-class family in Hyderabad.
- At the age of 13, Zabi spotted an abandoned puppy on a street. He tried to locate his owners and when he couldn’t, he took the puppy to his home.
- The puppy fell sick and subsequently, passed away. While sharing the incident, Zabi said,
He fell sick two days later. My father and I took him to a doctor, but Casanova passed away that night. The doctor had told my father that he had a severe bacterial infection — it was probably the reason he was abandoned. He was my first pet and I was heartbroken.”
- After losing his pet dog Casanova, Zebby promised himself that he won’t let any animal suffer like his pet.
- He then started volunteering at Hyderabad’s NGOs and animal shelters.
- In 2014, he founded an NGO “A Place to Bark” that works to rehabilitate abandoned and abused dogs.
- He opened the NGO with the support of his family on a rented place near his house.
- When Zabi was doing an engineering course, it became difficult for him to manage his NGO.
- Subsequently, he came up with the idea of starting a shelter for animals inside his college campus and convinced the authorities for it.
- His college, KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology (KGRCET), Hyderabad, became India’s first animal friendly educational campus.
- His college shelter hosts many animals like dogs, cats, rabbits, turkeys, and ducks.
- Zabi was nominated for India’s highest civilian award “Padma Shri” in 2018.
- In 2020, Zabi entered the game reality show “MTV Roadies Revolution” as a participant to spread awareness about the protection of abandoned animals.
- His NGO “A Place to Bark” organises adoption drives every 6 months. While talking about the adoption drives, Zabi said,
We recently (2018) organised a big adoption drive at Numaish, a popular event organised in the Nampally area. We managed to find people to adopt 28 desi pups in one day.”
- Zabi has also collaborated with Hyderabad’s fashion designers to organise fashion shows centered around animal abuse.
- Zabi himself has eight abandoned dogs at his home (as of 2020).
- He is a world record holder for being the youngest animal rights activist. As of 2020, Zabi has saved more than 3000 animals.