The birth anniversary of B. Shamsundar, Dalit ideologue in the Nizam state of Hyderabad, was celebrated here on Friday.

Rahim Khan, MLA, said that Shamsundar’s speeches and writings were focussed at creating self-respect and political awareness among Dalits. He had also proposed the theory of unity of the Dalit, Adivasi, backward and minority communities in the early 1940s, Mr. Khan said. Leaders of various organisations were present. — Special Correspondent

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