Lokman Dixit alias Lukka, the only surviving member of the infamous Man Singh gang that terrorised the Chambal Valley in the 1940s and 50s, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He was 98.
“He was physically ill but mentally he was very active. Till his last breath, he kept himself updated with information,” Dixit’s grandson Rohit said.
Dixit had joined the Man Singh gang when he was 18. He said he had become a dacoit because the muscle man of his native village Mahuasala in Agra district had encroached upon his land and the police of then British India had offered him no help.
Dixit, who surrendered in 1960 in the presence of social worker Vinoba Bhave, had also said that he had no regrets over spending 20 years of his life as a dacoit.