Feminist icon Kamla Bhasin passes away at 75

• Kamla Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 on 25th September 2021. She was an eminent women’s rights activist, poet, and author.

• Activist Kabita Srivastava tweeted of her death, “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.”

• The chant of ‘Azaadi’ which can be heard across the country at protest sites is said to have been popularized by Bhasin.

• Many took to Twitter to offer their condolences and one of them was Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

• He stated that Kamla was not only a women’s rights activist but also a philanthropist and that she will be missed by many.


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