Well known Human Rights activist K Balagopal, aged 57, passed away yesterday after a heart attack. With pain in the chest he was admitted to Anusha Hospital but he succumbed to the cardiac arrest within fifteen minutes.
Balagopal was born in 1952 in Anatnapur district and studied at Sri Venkateswara University for his bachelor and post graduate degrees. He obtained PhD in Mathematics from REC Warangal. He had been practicing as an advocate with the AP High Court.
Balagopal has been very active with human rights issues since last twenty years. He is known for his legal struggle against encounter deaths, lock-up deaths, corruption and exploitation of women and others from the weaker sections.
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