Meghraj Tawar Passes away, cremated in his Village Zawar

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28 Aug, 17 12:58
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Udaipur: Veteran Communist leader and Vice President of Akhil Bhartiya Adivasi Mahasabha Meghraj Tawar, former Rajasthan MLA and leader of the Communist Party of India passed away in Udaipur on Sunday morning. He had a brain hemorrhage on 24th and had been rushed to the Maharana Bhopal Hospital in Udaipur. He did not recover there after and breathed his last on Sunday morning. He was moved to his house in Avari Mata Kachchi Basti where left party leaders and intellectuals paid homage to him. Later his body wrapped in red flag was taken to his village Zawar where on the bank of a river his body was cremated amidst slogans of "Comrade Tawar ko Lal Salaam", "Inquilab Zindabad", "Jab tak Suraj -Chand Rahega, Comrade Tawar ka Naam Rahega". District secretary of CPIM Mohan Lal Khokhawat, City Secretary Rajesh Singhvi, Advocate Arun Vyas, Advocate Ramesh Nandwana, journalist Himmat Seth, Professor H.S.Chandalia and several intellectuals , activists, trade Union leaders, and tribal leaders were present in the funeral.
Tawar was born in an Adivasi family on August 1, 1942 in village Zawar in Girwa tehsil of Udaipur district. After Intermediate (equivalent to Class 12), he took up a job with the Urban Improvement Trust, Udaipur, as a draftsman. He got more and more involved in politics, and left his government job for a position with the CPI. He was a mass leader who had massive following in Udaipur region. The entire life he spent was in the struggle for the rights of tribals, peasants, labourers etc. He was jailed during Emergency though CPI has supported Congress. He fought brace struggles for forest rights of the tribes. He led demonstrations against violence in the name of cows, death of children in Gorakhpur hospital recently. The party flag was lowered in his honour in the state office.
He fought for the rights of Adivasis, and helped several families in restoring lands earlier mortgaged. He was at the forefront of movements to restore to Adivasis traditional rights to lands they had lived on for centuries. During the Emergency, he was sent to jail. He became MLA for the first time in 1980, after having assumed leadership at gram panchayat and gram samiti levels.
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