Chunibhai Vidya, who passed away, recently was a ____?
Chunibhai Vidya is a veteran Gandhian and Sarvodaya leader. Popularly known as Chuni Kaka, Vaidya was a close disciple of Vinoba Bhave, pioneer of Bhudan Movement and Jayprakash Narayan who played a key role in a movement against Emergency in India in 1975. Noted as the leader and sympathiser of the under-privileged and farmers in particular, Vaidya participated in a number of people’s movements. His association can be seen in any major people’s movement in Gujarat, a significant one being the farmers’ movement against the proposed cement plant of Nirma on an alleged water body in Mahuva of Bhavnagar district.