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Pranab to release book on Barrister Rajni Patel

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Former will release a commemorative volume on legendary freedom fighter and leader, the late Barrister Rajni Patel, here on Friday.

Nationalist Party (NCP) will preside over the function in the presence of former Jammu and Farooq Abdullah, retired of High Court and Justice Sujata Manohar, industrialists and Anil Ambani, former union Ram Jethmalani, former and legal luminary

Rajni Patel's widow and former of Mumbai, Bakul Patel, will pay a tribute to her husband through the lens of his comdrades and associates as well as personal accounts of a host of public luminaries who knew him over the decades till his death in May 1982.

The book, entitled "Remembering Rajni", comprises essays spearheaded by from political personalities, jurists, intellectuals, scientists, artists, medicos and journalists, with illustrations by the late R.K. Laxman and the late M.F. Hussain.

Reminiscing the life and chronicling the journey of Patel, the book carries a foreword by former

"The book is full of insights, personal moments and life experiences of a man who selflessly served the nation and an understanding on his journey of success and sacrifices," said

Born in Sarsa, near Anand in south Gujarat, the late Rajni is considered among the youngest freedom fighters of who was jailed in his early teens for picketing outside liquor shops during the Swadeshi Movement launched by

An exceptionally brilliant student, he went for higher studies in the UK in the early 1930s and qualified as a Barrister in 1939, was President of the World Students Conference in with membership of over 50 countries and later came in contact with another stalwart, Pandit in

to after many years, he plunged headlong into social service, was a legal luminary, became a confidant of the Nehru-Gandhi family and was appointed President of the powerful (Bombay) Regional Committee.

Armed with his patriotism and secular credentials, he built the into a formidable party working for the welfare of masses in the 1960s-70s when regional forces were on the upswing, and strengthened the party in

Among his major contributions to Mumbai were the creation of the famed as a tribute to his mentor and guide, the late Nehru.

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 18:28 IST
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