Padma Bhushan Ila Bhatt died, struggled for women's rights for life, Mallikarjun Kharge expressed grief

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Padma Bhushan Ila Bhatt died
Padma Bhushan Ila Bhatt died

Ila Bhatt is known as the famous Gandhian.

Ela Bhatt passes away: Padma Bhushan, advocate and country's famous activist Ela Bhatt passed away today. Ela Bhatt fought for women's rights for life. Ila Bhatt has passed away at the age of 89.

Self Employed Women Association formed

Ila Bhatt is known as the famous Gandhian. He made a lot of efforts for the economic empowerment of women. Ela Bhatt had formed an organization of women to empower them which is known as (Self Employed Women Association) Seva. Ila Bhatt also founded a women's bank for women. He founded the cooperative bank of SEWA in 1973. In 1979 she founded the World Bank for Women.

Was honored with Gandhi Peace Prize in 2011ย 

Ela Bhatt has been given the country's fourth highest award Padma Shri in 1985. After that, in 1986, he was given the Padma Bhushan. In 2011, he was given the Gandhi Peace Prize. He was also awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1977. Ila Bhatt also did a lot of work against gender sensitivity and child marriage.


Mallikarjun Kharge expressed grief

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has expressed condolences on the death of Ila Bhatt. In her condolence message, she said that she has left behind an inspiring legacy. He expressed grief over the death of Ila Bhatt.

Jairam Ramesh tweeted

Condoling the death of Ila Bhatt, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted that Ela Bhatt was indeed an eminent figure and played a leading role in the movements for the empowerment of women in the unorganized sector. He started it from Gujarat and later he tried it all over the country. SEWA is her biggest legacy and has made a huge difference in the lives of millions of women and their families.