NEW DELHI: Kamla Bhasin, author and passionate women's rights activist passed away.
Activist Kavita Srivastava shared the news of her demise on social media handles.
Kamla Bhasin, our dear friend, passed away around 3am today 25th Sept. This is a big setback for the women's movement in India and the South Asian region. She celebrated life whatever the adversity. Kamla you will always live in our hearts. In Sisterhood, which is in deep grief pic.twitter.com/aQA6QidVEl— Kavita Srivastava (@kavisriv) September 25, 2021
She worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations from 1976 to 2001.
Kamla Bhasin founded the feminist network ‘Sangat’ in 2002. 'Sangat' works with underprivileged women from rural and tribal communities.
She has penned several books on gender theory, feminism, and understanding patriarchy. These books have been translated into as many as 30 languages.
She had been a prominent voice in the women’s movement both in India, as well as in other South Asian countries during the 1970s.