Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, July 22
Telangana’s well-known little one rights activist P. Achyuta Rao died of coronavirus on Wednesday, officers stated.
Founder of NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham who spreaheaded varied campaigns for youngsters’s rights in Telangana in addition to united Andhra, Rao, 58, had been present process remedy for eight days earlier than he died, and was additionally placed on ventilator help.
A former member of the State Child Rights Commission, Rao lead campaigns in opposition to little one marriage.
He and his spouse Anuradha Rao established the NGO in 1985. He has been behind a number of petitions on safety of kid rights with the State Human Rights Commission.
Rao shot into the nationwide limelight after he had taken up the case of a 13-year-old Jain woman who died in 2016 after fasting for 68 days in Secunderabad as a part of a spiritual ceremony.
His older brother Sridhar, a famous cartoonist, had additionally examined optimistic and was in the identical hospital as Achyuta Rao, however was launched on Wednesday.