The passing away of the Honourable Founder of Sulabh Sanitation, Social Reform and Human Rights Movement, Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, marks the end of an era.
The era of a rise of an ordinary young man from the hinterland of India, to a profound saviour of the subaltern, subjugated and the subhumanised of the country;
Of a zealot who thought out-of-the-box, in those times, like literally no one else, and gave shape to a global movement of civilisational proportions;
Of a true grassroots ideator, to a collossus, a giant institution builder;
Of an unrequited, unrewarded inventor of a technology, acknowledged as supreme, to a mega-influencer of historic import;
Of an idealist whose life has been inspired by Gandhi, to a statesman whose work will inspire generations to come…