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Lucknow's author, historian & LGBTQI+ activist, Saleem Kidwai leaves behind a legendary life!

Leaving behind an irreparable loss for the literary world, author, historian, translator and a stalwart of the Indian queer movement, Saleem Kidwai passed away in Lucknow, on Monday. Born and brought up in the state capital, Saleem'ji lived a life contributing extensively to the various facets of society. Famed for co-penning the book, Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History, he would be remembered eternally as one of the pioneering gay rights activists in the country.

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