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Satyapal Dang

A Life Lived in Struggle

A tribute to the life and times of comrade Satyapal Dang, which brings to light his tireless involvement with the workers' movement over the better part of the 20th century. Comrade Dang worked for most of his life around Amritsar, and was also known for his strong stand against the Khalistani movement through the 1970s and 1980s.

With the death of Satyapal Dang on 15 June 2013 an era in the left politics of Punjab has come to an end.1 One rarely fi nds a man so totally devoted to the cause of the poor, downtrodden and the oppressed that the private and the public were not even distinguishable. He was always referred to with great respect by people cutting across political boundaries. He was politically active for almost his entire adult life, particularly when it came to matters of justice. He was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease sometime back. He, in a way, is the last to depart among the old guard who remained devoted to the idea of human equality and believed in the possibility of realising it till the very end. He has left no property and no money behind.

Early Life

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