Vidya Bal-Social Activist, Feminist passed away

The Veteran Feminist, Social Activist and writer passed away in private nursing home on January 30, 2020. She was known for her heroic oppressive practices involving women. She was a forefront fighter for women equality with men


In 2016, she approached Mumbai High Court demanding enforcement of law to allow women in all Hindu Religious places. Her Public Interest Litigation was against restriction of women at Shani Shingnapur temple under Maharashtra Hindu Place of Worship Act, 1956. She won the case paving way for women’s right inside the temple.

Apart from Shani Shingnapur, she has also fought several legal battles for women to enter religious places of worship.

About Vidya Bal

She worked as an editorial staff of monthly magazine Stree in 1964. Later she founded Miloon Saryajani in 1989.

She has written famous biographies namely Kamlaki and Valvantatil.

Her literary works include Sanwad, Katha Gaurichi, Tumachya Majhyasathi, Shodh Swatahacha, Aparajitanche Nihshwas.




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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho

    Respectful farewell to Ms Vidya Bal.