Gauri Lankesh

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Gauri Lankesh (1962-2017) was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike. Starting her career as an English language print journalist, she worked for the Times of India, Sunday magazine and the chief of bureau, ETV News, New Delhi, in the 1990s. In 2000, after her father P. Lankesh’s death, she took over the editorship of Lankesh Patrike, the weekly tabloid that he had founded in 1980. She became a recognizable figure in the social movements of Karnataka after joining the Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum in 2003. As an activist and journalist, she stood at the forefront of several struggles for justice, equality and love. She was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on 5th September 2017 by unidentified gunmen.