Home » National » Founder of ‘Sulabh International’ Bindeshwar Pathak passes away

Founder of ‘Sulabh International’ Bindeshwar Pathak passes away

Newdelhi:15/8/23:Founder of ‘Sulabh International’ Bindeshwar Pathak passed away today at AIIMS, Delhi due to cardiac arrest. He was 80. He established the Sulabh International Social Service in 1970, and campaigned extensively against manual scavenging. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the passing away of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is a profound loss for the nation. In a post on social media, Mr. Modi called him a visionary who worked extensively for societal progress and empowering the downtrodden. He said that the social activist made it his mission to build a cleaner India and provided monumental support to the Swachh Bharat Mission. The Prime Minister said his work will continue to inspire several people. He extended his condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

Check Also

NLC India Limited Signs Power Purchase Agreement with GRIDCO Limited for 800MW

Bhubaneswar:29/9/23:NLC India Limited (NLCIL) under the Ministry of Coal and GRIDCO Limited signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in GRIDCO Limited, Bhubaneswar for 400MW in Stage-1 and 400 MW in ...