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Tribute to Kanu Bhavsar - Activist, Researcher, Therapist

Kanu Bhavsar, one of the leaders of the Navnirman movement against the corrupt Congress regime in Gujarat in the 1970s, passed away in Delhi on 3 February 2015. Although Bhavsar did not publish a book, set up an institution or make a political name for himself, he touched the lives of many.

My good friend Kanu Bhavsar died in Delhi on 3 February 2015.  He was always proud of his role as one of the leaders of the Navnirman movement against the corrupt Congress regime in Gujarat in the 1970s. A passionate orator in Gujarati and Hindi, he was always on the side of social justice and freedom of speech and thought. His often idealistic reactions to inequalities, corrupt dealings, discrimination and religious fundamentalism blighted any chance he might have had as a career in academia – though history and political science were his abiding interests.  He was a man of a fine and generous spirit.  

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