Farmer Leader Mahendra Singh Tikait dead

UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2011 10:43 PM IST
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Bharatiya Kisan Union President Mahendra Singh Tikait died on Saturday. Tikait, 76, was suffering from protracted bone cancer for the last three years and died at his son Rakesh Tikait's residence in Muzaffarnagar. Tikait led several farmers' protests against the state and central governments to support the rights of the farmers, the latest one being last week's farmer agitation in Greater Noida, where he was detained in Meerut.

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