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Ela Bhatt (1933-2022): Empowering Woman

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She will long be remembered for her efforts to promote women’s welfare

Ian Jack (1945-2022): Memory Man

India had changed the direction of a life spent in the pursuit of things as they were before

A formidable strategist of caste mobilization

Projecting himself as the leader of numerous Other Backward Castes, he forged together a powerful Muslim-Yadav alliance

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022): Past Perfectionist

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022) humanised characters from history, as she was interested in where politics met psychology, where the private met the public

Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel dies at 70

Often described as one of the finest writers of the 21st century, she is the first woman and only the fourth person to win two Booker prizes

Raju Srivastava (1963-2022): The Everyman Comic

He had a large following across the working and rural classes

The Power of Absence

In the Elizabethan code of leadership, unspoken words and unshown emotions could move a people

Cyrus Mistry (1968-2022): His Own Man

The former Tata chairman had both a vision for the group and a handicap

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022): The People’s Monarch

As the second Elizabethan age ends, and a new monarch takes over, he will need her wisdom, her wit, and her unending appetite for working for others

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