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15th

2016

Noted animal rights activist Claude Lila Parulekar passes away: -


Animal rights activist Claude Lila Parulekar (81), daughter of eminent editor and founder of the Marathi daily ‘Sakal’, Nanasaheb Parulekar, passed away here on September 13. Ms. Parulekar, a spinster and a former director of ‘Sakal’, was confined to a wheelchair since 2007 after she was struck by a series of paralytic strokes. Her condition was further debilitated by secondary Parkinsonism. Her sensitivity and passion for the welfare of animals, and tireless advocacy of the law to care for their well-being, made her one of the best-known figures in animal rights activism. The sole child of Nanusaheb Parulekar and Frenchwoman Shanta Genevieve Pommeret, the later years of Claude Lila Parulekar’s life was marred by a long and complicated legal wrangle and a bitter dispute with Prataprao Pawar, brother of Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, to wrest control of the newspaper founded by her father. “Her most significant contribution was that



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