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Jayaben Suryakant Desai (1933–2010) by Graham Wood, 1977 © Getty Images


Desai [née Patel], Jayaben Suryakant (1933–2010), factory worker, trade unionist, and teacher, was born in Dharmaj, Gujarat, India, on 2 April 1933, into an affluent landowning family, the only daughter and second of three children of Gordhanbhai Govindbhai Patel and his wife, ...


Giri, Varahagiri Venkata (1894–1980), trade unionist and president of India, was born on 10 August 1894 in Berhampore in the Ganjam district of the Madras presidency, India, the second child in the family of seven boys and five girls of V. V. Jogaiah Pantulu...