Maharashtra : Famous women's rights activist Sonal Shukla dies at 80

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Maharashtra : Famous women's rights activist Sonal Shukla dies at 80

Renowned women's rights activist Sonal Shukla passed away due to cardiac arrest. She was 80 years old. Sonal, better known as Sonal Ben, was the founder and managing trustee of the Vacha Charitable Trust.


Maharashtra : Famous women's rights activist Sonal Shukla dies at 80


Founded in 1987 as a library, Vacha was the first women's library in the country with 3,000 books on women's subjects. She worked for adolescent girls and women for four decades.


Maharashtra : Famous women's rights activist Sonal Shukla dies at 80

She was the co-founder of the Forum Against Rape, which is now known as the Forum Against Violence of Women. In 1991, she made two music albums and two documentaries on the topic of women's freedom.