MG Devasahayam holds an MA in Economics and previously served in the Indian army and government, as well as the corporate and NGO sectors. He pursues advocacy of environmental sustainability, honest governance, electoral integrity and other public causes. Devasahayam was closely associated with Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) during and after emergency law and had the privilege of being a small instrument in making India’s second freedom (1977) possible. Recently, Devasahayam unearthed the Indian government’s secret Emergency Papers. He has written extensively in the areas of governance, economy, urban management, utilities, civil services and anti-corruption. He is also the author of three books. Devasahayam had the honor of closely working with Mother Teresa in setting up the Shanti-Dan at Chandigarh and a sanctuary for lepers at the city’s outskirts. He considers the privilege of knowing and closely associating with JP and Mother Teresa as the greatest achievements of his life.
November 02, 2012
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