Anupam bhai is no more: a rare scholar-activist who fought against corporate take-over of water 

Himanshu Thakkar

Very sad to say that Anupam Mishra ji is no more. He breathed his last at AIIMS, Delhi at 5.27 am today (Dec 19 2016). 

A person with such clarity of thought on water and river issues of India, such effective and simple way of communication, so affectionate and yet so humble will be difficult to find. As Ravi Chopra says, he was truely ANUPAM. 

He was chairman of organising committee of India Rivers Week 2016 and also member of of Bhagirath Prayas Samman Jury since inception in 2014 and chairman since 2015. In spite of his poor health and weak body, he came to our organising committee meeting several times, last one in Sept 2014 and also came to the inaugural session of IRW 2016 on Nov 28, 2016 and spoke with characteristic clarity and simplicity and yet effectiveness. He was  completely exhausted and pain at the end of it, but that he came in spite of that showed his dedication to the cause.  

Personally he was most affectionate and encouraging to me, for so many years. God only knows how can one think of losing someone like that. 

  • K SHESHU BABU

    His valuable services will be missed especially in these times when the disputes on river water-sharing by the states is at its peak. He was a great personality who worked for environmental conservation, pollution- free towns and villages, water protection policy, etc . Condolences