14/05/2013 News / Asghar Ali Engineer passes away

Asghar Ali Engineer passes away

Culture and Spirituality, Peace, Democracy and Law, 14/05/2013

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation mourns the death of Indian scholar and reformist Mr. Asghar Ali Engineer. He passed away after prolonged illness on Tuesday, May 14th, at the age of 73.

In 2004, Asghar Ali Engineer accepted the Right Livelihood Award jointly with Swami Agnivesh. Swami Agnivesh today told the Right Livelihood Award Foundation: “He was my great friend, and we will all miss him. He was a great social and religious reformer. We have many religious preachers, but religious reformers are few and far between. Despite several attacks, he persisted with his work, and always spoke truth to power.”