Smt. Krishnammal Jagannathan

  • 1988
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work

Born: 15th June, 1924

Born in a dalit family. Took part in every Sarvodaya movement including Jayprakash Narayan’s Total Revolution. Dedicated whole life motivating and leading landless dalits to put up non-violent resistance for recovering their land illegally held by landlords. Established LAFTI, an organization to implement a viable alternative- purchase the land from the landlords with the help of Bank loans, distribute it equitably among the landless dalits and then organize them for cooperative cultivation and integrated development.

LAFTI (Land for Tillers Freedom),
Nagai District,
(Tamil Nadu) - 611 105.
Tel: 04366 - 275443 / 275540
Fax: 04366 - 275540
E-mail: laftitngsm@yahoo.co.in