Environmentalist Smitu Kothari dies of cardiac arrest

March 23rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Smitu Kothari, 59, one of India’s leading social and environmental activists, died of a cardiac arrest early Monday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Kothari was editor of the Lokayan Bulletin published by the Lokayan group which promotes dialogue between NGOs and the rest of the world.

He also co-edited Ecologist Asia with other environmentalists including Vandana Shiva, Claude Alvares and Bittu Sahgal and has been a visiting professor at Cornell and Princeton universities.

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