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K.G. Kannabiran – Life and Profile

K.G. Kannabiran, senior advocate and noted civil liberties lawyer activist has passed away on 30th December 2010. Kannabiran has been known for his concern towards poor and down trodden sections of the society. He is an activist lawyer and has been associated with civil liberties institutions for more than three decades. He married to Vasanth Kannabiran, who is a women activist and founder of Deccan Development Society. K.G. Kannabiran's popular book is 'The wages of impunity: power, justice, and human rights'.

KG Kannabiran born in 1929 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He obtained his Masters Degree in Economics and later Degree in Law from Madras University. He started his practice in Hyderabad in 1961. He is also President of People's Union for Civil Liberties, New Delhi. Recently, a Bangalore based documentary maker, Deepa Dhanraj has directed a 130 minute film 'The Advocate' on Kannabiran's contribution in various walks of life. His daughter Kalpana Kannabiran is also a famous womens activist and academician. Kalpana is a founder member of Asmita Resource Center for Women, Hyderabad, which is involved in research on women's issues.

Address: K G Kannabiran, National President, PUCL, Plot 300, Street 6, East Marredpalli, Secunderabad- 500026, Andhra Pradesh, India. Phone: 040-27730632.

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