Well-known suffragette, poet and author Kamla Bhasin died on Saturday after fighting cancer. She was 75.
Bhasin, a prominent voice of the women’s movement in India and other South Asian countries, took her last breath in a city hospital. ” Kamla Bhasin, our dear friend, passed away today on September 25th at around 3 a.m. This is a major setback for the women’s movement in India and South Asia. She celebrated life whatever the adversity. Kamla you will always live in our hearts. In the sisterhood, which is in deep grief, ”said activist Kavita Srivastava on Twitter. The chant of ‘Azaadi’, which echoed in the country’s protest squares, is said to have been popularized by Bhasin as a feminist slogan against the patriarchy.
Netizens used Twitter to express condolences to Bhasin’s death.
Delhi Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the death of #KamlaBhasin Ji. She was a fixture in the women’s movement in India.
My condolences to your family and loved ones. It will always be an inspiration to many of us. ”School of Democracy in Rajasthan. “Many will miss it. May her soul rest in peace, ”he tweeted.
Social activist Harsh Mander also expressed her grief over her death.
“Great sadness at the death of Kamla Bhasin. She was and remains a massive influence on many generations and teaches us gender equality through word, deed, poetry, song and stories. She loved life, loved people, ”he tweeted.
Congress director Shashi Tharoor also used Twitter to condolve her death.
He shared her poem and published a message: “Farewell to the inspiring Kamla Bhasin, the voice of women advancement, the heroine of girls’ education, the immortal poet.” The historian S. Irfan Habib said: “Very sad to see the tragic death of a loved one Friend and extraordinary person Kamla Bhasin. We only talked about her health yesterday, but never realized that she would leave us the next day. You are missed. “Save the Children India said in a tweet,” Your legacy will live on in songs of hope and courageous scriptures. The spirit of movement will continue to initiate change. Rest in Glory Kamla Bhasin. Your work will continue to inspire our collective efforts to drive change for every girl towards a vision of equality that you are committed to. ”
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