Cerebral Shangrila

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 11

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

The personality for this week is a human being who has fought for social justice and well-being of the poor and diseased. A person of utmost simplicity and determination. If you don't know him yet, its time to know.

clue # 1 : X organised lawyers to take up the defence of the imprisoned leaders of the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was imprisoned for his attempts.

clue # 2 : Deeply influenced by Gandhi, with whom he had spent some time at the Sevagram Ashram, he left his lucrative law practice to join the freedom movement.

clue # 3 : He is more famous by his nickname which when translated into english means "father".

clue # 4 : X's most famous project is Anandwan [The Forest of Joy],a self-sufficient sprawling rehabilitation centre for leoprosy patients that has its own university, hospital, orphanage, technical units, dairy and farmlands.

clue # 5 : In the 90's, X left Anandwan to live along the Narmada river to fight against social injustice to local inhabitants affected by construction of dams.

clue # 6 : X has been awarded the U.N. Human Rights Prize, the Magsaysay award, the Templeton Prize, the Gandhi Peace Prize, and many other humanitarian and environmental prizes.

clue # 7 : His pioneering work with leoprosy patients made Dalai Lama exclaim that this was "practical compassion, real transformation; the proper way to develop India".

Who is X ?


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