Once Raghuram Rajan’s Teacher At IIT-Delhi, Now A Social Worker For The Tribals In Madhya Pradesh

The Logical Indian Madhya Pradesh

September 13th, 2016 / 10:57 AM

Source: hindustantimes | Image Courtesy: patrika | patrika | patrika | jansamachar | bloomberg

Alok Sagar was once a professor at IIT Delhi. Even Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was his student, but he chose a completely different path to fulfill his journey of life. For the last 32 years, Mr. Alok has been in the service of the poor people in Madhya Pradesh.

Mr. Alok holds bachelors and masters degrees from IIT-Delhi. He did his Ph.D. from Houston University in Texas, the U.S. While he was teaching at IIT, he thought he would better contribute to the growth of the society by working with people at grassroots level.


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He quit his job in 1982 and went to Betul and Hoshangabad districts of Madhya Pradesh. There he started working with the people on the ground.

He has planted more than 50,000 trees in Betul district. And in association with the Shramik Adivasi Sangathan, Alok works for the welfare of tribals. He is now living in a remote village called Kochamu with 750 people. The place is devoid of roads and electricity.


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These days, he goes around villages to collect and distribute seeds at reasonable rates. He is of the strong belief that one can serve the country better only by working at the grassroots level.

No one knew about Mr. Alok’s identity for the last 30 years until it recently surfaced because of the election in the district’s Ghoradongari assembly constituency. Unable to trace his background, the Betul district administration grew suspicious of Sagar and ordered him to leave, citing security reasons. It was only then that the former professor revealed his actual qualifications.


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While the media always try to highlight the fact that our politicians who are running the country have poor educational qualification, this man has shown that will power is all it takes to do something good. You always don’t need degrees to do something commendable.


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