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India: Tributes to Dhrubajyoti Ghosh (1947-2018)

20 February

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Dhrubajyoti Ghosh the Calcutta [Kolkata] based engineer, environmentalist and public intellectual passed away on 16 February 2016, he fought for Kolkata’s endangered wetlands and his work was widely recognised and he was a UN Global 500 laureate. Four tributes to him are posted below.

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh (1947-2018): He found wealth in waste

Engineer, ecologist, scholar, official, activist — Dhrubajyoti Ghosh was a rare mix.

Written by Sopan Joshi | February 20, 2018

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, saviour of the East Kolkata Wetlands, believed in people and not policies

The environmentalist, who died on Friday, fought his battle as a bureaucrat, researcher, academic, public intellectual and activist.

by Amitangshu Acharya | February 20, 2018

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, wetlands warrior of Kolkata, is dead

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh had said about six months ago that the movement to save the wetlands must carry on if Kolkata didn’t want to become another Chennai

by Arkamoy Dutta Majumdar | February 20, 2018

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, ecologist who introduced East Kolkata Wetlands to the world, passes away

Ghosh was opposed to the state government’s plan of having a relook at the land use pattern of the wetlands. In 1992 Calcutta high court banned conversion of land character in 12,500 hectares.

by Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | February 16, 2018