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✓Born in 1927 , Ghaton, Sirmaur.
✓Widowed when she was just 22 years.
✓She came in limelight when she filed PIL in the HP High court in 1987 seeking a Ban on illegal quarrying in the Sangarh area of Sirmaur.
✓She stayed in Shimla for 19 days, when the money got exhausted, she worked as maid there.
✓She even started a fast in front of the HC to highlight the issue.
✓In 1991 the court directed the government to close all the active mines in the area.
✓Ministry of Human resource Development felicitated her with the award of “Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmi Bai Stree Shakti Puruskar,1999”
✓In 1995 she was invited to attend international women’s conference in Beijing.
✓She was invited by Hilary Clinton wife of former US president Bill Clinton to light up the lamp at inaugural function.
✓ She died in 2007