Harohalli Srinivasaiah Doreswamy is a 98-year-old freedom fighter who is still fighting for his idea of a just India.
Last month, when the winter session of the assembly in the southern state of Karnataka began, Mr Doreswamy started a protest outside the house, demanding land rights for landless farmers.
The frail old man had travelled more than 500km (310 miles) from the state capital, Bangalore, to the town of Belgaum (Belgavi) where the session was being held.
“I know my presence acts like a catalyst,” he tells me laughing. “Ministers sit up and take notice. They can’t ignore it if Doreswamy is sitting on a protest.”
Sure enough, they couldn’t. Chief Minister K Siddharamaiah was among the several politicians and ministers who visited him to pacify him.
Mr Doreswamy has never held any political position and his power comes from the fact that he has dedicated his life to serve the people. And everyone …
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