Animesh Bose, The Telegraph India – https://www.telegraphindia.com/jharkhand/why-the-mighty-indian-state-feared-father-stan-swamy/cid/1822910
There was no dais or chief guest, no expensive floral decorations. Not even a speech.
Just veneration for a man whom the gathering had never seen but who it believed had lived and “died for the poor”. A man whom the Indian State accused of waging war against it and held captive for nine months till, aged 84 and suffering from Parkinson’s and other ailments, he died in custody on July 5.