Environmentalist Anupam Mishra passes away


Posted on:20 Dec 2016 17:29:08

Environmentalist Anupam Mishra passes away
20 December 2016 Current Affairs: Renowned environmentalist Anupam Mishra passed away on 19 December 2016 in Delhi following a prolonged illness. He was 68.
His seminal work on water conservation 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' fired the imagination of common people and ecology warriors and gave wings to India's indigenous wisdom on this subject.
Anupam Mishra : Born in Wardha, Maharashtra, Mishra started his career as a writer-activist with the Gandhi Peace Foundation in 1969.
His first assignment was being part of a team negotiating the surrender of the dacoits of Chambal.
He wrote books including Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab (Lakes are still Standing, 1993) and Rajasthan Ki Rajat Boondein (Radiant Raindrops of Rajasthan, 1995).
His work 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' was born out of his involvement with the drought in Rajasthan in 1987 and demonstrated how ponds nourished people living in the hinterland.
First published in 1993, 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' has seen 40 editions in about 10 languages till date including a Braille edition. It has sold a staggering 200000 odd copies. He was the editor of the bi-monthly ‘Gandhi Marg’ published by the Gandhi Peace Foundation.
He opined that India had been a water-literate society in the past and harnessed traditional knowledge to improve the present.
He was the recipient of various awards including Jamnalal Bajaj Award, Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad National Award and many others.


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