Write your tributes for Dr. Amit Sengupta

“There was magic in the air for the last 4 days, the magic of people’s strength.”

Amit Sengupta, closing the 4th People’s Health Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear comrade Dr. Amit Sengupta, a beloved colleague, friend, mentor and activist. Amit passed away on 28 November 2018, in a swimming accident in Goa, India.

Amit was a founding member of PHM at its creation in 2000 in Savar, Bangladesh.

Trained as a medical doctor, Amit dedicated his life to the struggle for universal access to health, and worked on issues related to public health, pharmaceuticals policy and intellectual property rights. He led several research projects in the area of public health and medicines policy, and was associated with several civil society platforms and networks, including the All India People’s Science Network. He was the Associate Global Coordinator of People’s Health Movement (PHM) and coordinated the editorial group of the Global Health Watch and the WHO Watch. He was the Co Convenor of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), the Indian Chapter of PHM. He wrote regularly for journals and newspapers across India and the world.

Amit played a key role in the recently concluded People’s Health Assembly in Dhaka where more than 1400 people from around 73 countries came together to share their struggles and plan for coordinated action for health and social justice.
Amit brought his enormous political, organisational and leadership capacity to PHM. We were privileged to have him as a co-traveller. He leaves us a wonderful legacy: the magic of his life, his intelligence, warmth, honesty, joy, wry humour and his steadfast commitment to a just and equitable world.
The untimely demise of this special comrade and friend is an irreparable loss to all of us personally, Amit’s family and for the broader health movement globally and in India. We offer our condolences and solidarity to Amit’s wife Tripta and son Arijit. PHM and JSA will continue to carry forward Amit’s vision of strengthening the public health movement towards health for all.

Thank you comrade Amit.
Adios, Red Salute, Laal salaam!
Long Live Amit Sengupta!

People’s Health Movement Steering Council and Global Secretariat

TRIBUTE MESSAGES


Gelise
Painting for an Education
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The world is poorer with the loss of Dr Sengupta, his work is a credit to humanity. It will continue to echo for years to come.

Marielle Bemelmans
Wemos
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The Geneva Global Health Hub will never be the same. What a contribution and leadership Amit has played to the fight for UHC and advancing the right to health. We remember him as a powerful advocate, he made lasting impression on our colleagues at Wemos, as part of the WHO watch, the G2H2, PHM and other ways we have worked together in global health. Our sincere condolences to all his loved ones. On behalf of all Wemos team.

Suhas Kolhekar, Amulya Nidhi, Raj Kumar Sinha, Madhuresh Kumar, Meera Sanghamitra, Medha Patkar, Mukta Srivastava, Arundhati Dhuru, Rajendra Ravi and many others from NAPM
National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM)
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Amit’s sudden death has come to each and everyone in the movement as a shock and we are yet to come to terms with it. Amit was a friend, a comrade and warrior of people’s access to health, and a die-hard advocate of community and public health. We agreed to disagree on many occasions but his views shaped our opinion on many of these issues. While, some of our colleagues worked more regularly as part of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, of which NAPM is a long standing member, but many of us worked with him on other collective forums be it the Asia Social Forum, World Social Forum or the later processes. Dr. Amit Sengupta was the Global Coordinator of People's Health Movement and National Co-convenor of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan India, but he wore many hats, and wore them with aplomb. Many of us will miss his presence in various people’s movement platforms at national and international levels. He was one of the finest intellectuals in the country who worked to ensure that everyone gets access to medicines and quality affordable medical services. We found common cause with his emphasise on the social factors of health and the wider politics around the health and capital. His sharp critique and critical engagement with the modern science, neo liberalism and socio-economic aspects of technology, helped us get an incisive insight in to the developmental processes. He will be remembered for his exceptional organisational capabilities visible in many of the gatherings and coming together, which he facilitated, including just concluded third People’s Health Assembly in Raipur and fourth Global Public Health Assembly in Bangladesh. He not only curated and crafted these gatherings but had the amazing ability to take people along, build consensus and also provide and give space to younger generations, a quality not often found. In his death, our movement has lost a friend, a comrade, an activist, an intellectual and a teacher and trainer. His untimely and sudden death in Goa has shocked and saddened everyone. We at National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) pay our deepest condolence to his friends and family. We can only hope to collectively keep working to carry forward his legacy and the work. Zindabaad Amit !

Gouranga Mohapatra
JSA Odisha
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Tomorrow on 9th December, we the members of JSA, AIPSN & BGVS are going to organize a memorial meeting to remember our beloved guide, philosopher Dr. Amit Sengupta at Lohia Academy, Bhubaneswar.

Mira Shiva, Chinu Srinivasan and other friends at AIDAN
All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN)
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AIDAN shares its deep condolences and grief at the sudden, shocking, untimely passing away of Dr. Amit Sengupta, a leading activist of the Indian and Global People's Health Movement. Starting from the editing of the book in 1986, 'Drug Industry and the Indian People,’ Amit was deeply involved in the advocacy for pro-people rational drug policy. Since then he had consistently worked on different aspects of pharma policy – especially on Access to Essential Medicines, national self-reliance, Intellectual Property Rights and the full use of the TRIPS flexibilities. His important contribution to the National Working Group on Patent Laws to ensure inclusion of TRIPs flexibilities in the Indian Patents Act was widely appreciated. Amit wrote and shared the concerns for Policymakers as well as lay persons with equal ease. After the formation of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, as colleagues in the JSA we in AIDAN were happy to see Amit grow into the leadership role in the JSA due to his all round qualities like his unflinching committment to the cause of People’s Health, his sharp intellect and analytic mind, capacity to articulate in a simple understandable convincing manner, and involvement at grassroot levels. The sudden passing away of this fellow activist-intellectual and friend has created a big, big unbridgeable void in the movement for pro-people rational drug policy and in People’s Health Movement in general. As AIDAN we join fellow activists in JSA in paying our homage to Amit.

Mo Barry
HIV Young Leaders Fund
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If there ever comes a time, let it be known that Amit Sengupta believed, represented, and defended the values of the People's Health Movement and advocated for Health for All. While he is no longer around, we as a global community of global health advocates, are challenged to fill the void he left, a massive challenge and one that will require both as he put it 'purposeful optimism' and ingenuity in order to achieve Health for All in our lifetime. Rest in power, friend, comrade, and brother!

COMLA Senamede
CILSIDA/TOGO
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Quand un proche nous quitte la vie paraît si fragile; et Quand un être s’éteint sa lumière de vie ne s’éteint point. Dr Amit Sengupta, pour tout ce que tu as laissé pour nous je te dédie à titre posthume ce poème intitulé "Il restera de toi…" de "Simone Veil". Il restera de toi… Il restera de toi ce que tu as donné. Au lieu de le garder dans des coffres rouillés.Il restera de toi de ton jardin secret, Une fleur oubliée qui ne s’est pas fanée. Ce que tu as donné, en d’autres fleurira. Celui qui perd sa vie, un jour la trouvera.Il restera de toi ce que tu as offert Entre les bras ouverts un matin au soleil. Il restera de toi ce que tu as perdu Que tu as attendu plus loin que les réveils, Ce que tu as souffert, en d’autres revivra. Celui qui perd sa vie, un jour la trouvera.Il restera de toi une larme tombée, Un sourire germé sur les yeux de ton coeur. Il restera de toi ce que tu as semé Que tu as partagé aux mendiants du bonheur. Ce que tu as semé, en d’autres germera. Celui qui perd sa vie, un jour la trouvera. ***Simone Veil***

Nicoletta Dentico
Health Innovation in Practice
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Amit, I keep looking at your pictures in disbelief. No, I have not got over it. I have found it really hard to reconcile with your sudden, unexpected and absurd death. And I still do. The loss is immense. The human loss is immense. And the political one, too. It is quite too much to bear at this point of my life. That is how I have been feeling these past days.... You were the brightest mind. Yours was the sharpest analysis. And your silence would, each time, intelligently speak . It always carried a gentle authority, the wisdom of the man who sees issues and implications, and pushes things forward with endless persistence. Often, behind the scene. Since Gopa called me to share the news that "you were no longer with us", I have kept recalling the salient moments of our professional friendship: our first meeting in Savar for the first PHM assembly, the Geneva meetings around the WHO agenda items, the panels we have done together in Berlin, in Brasil, and again in Geneva. Your instant availability to respond to any request. The open attitude to new suggestions, and research hypothesis. The rigor of your mind and the courage of your positions, which unlocked the doors to our deeper understanding of the intricacies of global health. You were humble, nothing of the narcisism we find in some of our comrades. You were ready to take things on your shoulders, so immense was your sense of service and duty for the common good. Of course, you remain as an inspiration to us all. But I am senior enough to know, only too well, that nobody will replace your solid ancient wisdom and your endless capacity to stay in the backstage and serve others. Your sense of the collective responsibility towards humanity, in its diversity of needs and rights. There is a meaning in what happened to you that I cannot grasp in any way, right now. I hope I will. What I know for sure is that I shall always miss the special comradery that you were so good at inspiring, in our battles for the right to health. Thank you for everything you have done as a scientist, a medical doctor, a health activist, a man, a friend. Long Live Amit Sengupta!

Megan Arthur
University of Edinburgh
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I had the privilege of meeting Amit through the WHO Watch in 2017, and getting to know him better while spending 7 months in Delhi for my doctoral research. Though my time knowing Amit was relatively brief I will always be grateful that I got to meet and learn from him before his untimely passing. Beyond Amit's unparalleled technical knowledge, he imparted the gift of modelling a truly community-based and community-building approach to the global struggle for better health and access to healthcare. At the WHO Watch this manifested in teaching and facilitating workshops all day long with young advocates on a very wide variety of issues, followed by long evenings of cooking and socialising together to further build camaraderie and solidarity. Amit seemed to place a great deal of value in mentoring and building the next generation of advocates for Health for All. I hope he knew how much he inspired and motivated so many of us with his incredible breadth of knowledge and his warm and personable leadership style. I am so grateful to Amit for the time he dedicated to the WHO Watch and all of his valuable work with PHM, and also the time he took to chat and have coffee while I was in Delhi, though I know he would probably say that this reflects a neoliberal view of time. I will forever cherish the friendship and mentorship Amit offered me while I was in Delhi and everything I learned from him about health, health systems, and governance, but perhaps more importantly about how to approach advocacy and the importance of community and collective action. Amit seemed to truly embody the principle of people first, not only in his intellectual work but in all aspects of how he approached the world. His passing is heartbreaking and is an immeasurable loss to countless people and movements. He has inspired many of us along the way and I know we will do our best to carry his legacy forward. My deepest condolences go to everyone who is mourning Amit and especially to his wife, son, and close family and friends.

Zoe PC
Peoples Dispatch
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Amit is the type of person one calls an example. An example of revolutionary ethos, of humanitarian. A truly kind, joyful and extremely intelligent comrade. Your struggle lives on in all of us. Thank you for your kindness and your patience. You are greatly missed.

Barbara Fienieg
Wemos
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Last week's shock of the unexpected news that dear Amit Sengupta had passed is still there. Such a loss! With warm memories of his knowledgeable, inspiring and participative leadership in the PHM and the WHO Watch, and a sad heart I salute him! Heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends.

Andreas Wulf, President
Geneva Global Health Hub
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Coming together last week at a G2H2 Steering Committee meeting, we have been shocked to receive the news of the passing away of our friend and colleague Amit Sengupta. We will remember Amit through his dedication and humour organizing and facilitating the WHO Watch team. Amit also represented the People’s Health Movement in the Geneva Global Health Hub. We recall how he was able to present a digest of the most challenging items on the agenda of a WHO governing body meeting to us, at the civil society meetings organized by G2H2, without any hesitation. And how he could explain to a group of journalist the shortcomings of WHO protection against commercial interests. There would be so much more to share… Our thoughts and condolences go to his family and friends.

James Love
Knowledge Ecology International
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With a smile, a twinkle in his eyes, and a pithy observation and fugitive fact, Dr. Amit Sengupta charmed many into paying attention to the right things, and doing more, for more people. I can hardly believe Amit will not show up at the next World Health Assembly or NGO meeting somewhere in the World, and I am very sorry he is gone. He inspired and taught me, and I will miss him very much.

Felistus Chipako
PHM Zambia
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Dr Amit Sengupta, yes there was magic for 4 days in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the 4th PHM Global Assembly. I never knew you personally but you have left a great legacy, that will remember you forever. Farewell. Rest in peace. You ran your race very well. Condolences to the entire Sengupta family and PHM family. His legacy continues!! In solidarity Felistus Chipako

Make Medicines Affordable
ITPC
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We are deeply saddened by the loss of Amit, our friend, colleague, and an inspiring treatment activist who leaves behind an impact on the world. We express our sincere condolences to his wife, son and family. Amit leaves behind an impressive legacy. He not just contributed to, but shaped the agenda on treatment and universal access. Due to his work many more people received essential treatment and will continue to do so because of the path he laid.

Marcela Vieira
health activist in Brazil
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It has been a privilege to know Amit and to learn from all his generosity as a human being and a great health activist. He will be very much missed, but his legacy will sure live on through the many of us he has so deeply touched and inspired.

Alexis Benos
International Association of Health Policy in Europe
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The international movement for health is still shocked with the unbelievable news of the premature departure of our comrade and friend Amit Segupta. Amit was a leader of our movement. His sharp academic and research view combined with his clear philosophical perspective resulted in his dynamic and influential involvement in the international popular movement for health. With limitless qualities and skills, Amit, usually working with a rare modesty, coordinated masterly all kind of activities, going from the intensive intellectual work of assuring the scientific and political cohesion of all the five issues of the Global Health Watch to the tremendous efficiency in reorganising, as a real magician, in a few hours, the programme of the 4th People’s Health Assembly, saving this crucial for the international movement event. Through his active involvement in the courses of the International People’s Health University and the coordination of the WHO Watch activities, Amit is the mentor of a series of young activists who had the chance to work with him. The strategic quality -seldomly found, unfortunately- of Amit’s presence was his ability, position and will to combine and articulate the local and the thematic movements to the real and big screen, i.e. to the international movement for social emancipation. The abrupt vacuum that his departure produced especially in this strategic perspective will, unfortunately, influence negatively the movement at this crucial period. On behalf of the members and activists of he International Association of Health Policy in Europe we offer our condolences and solidarity to Amit’ s wife Tripta and son Arijit and express our solidarity with all People’s Health Movement activists all over the world. Long live Amit Segupta! Hasta la victoria siempre! https://iahponline.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/in-memory-of-our-comrade-and-friend-amit-segupta/

Dr. Goldy M George
Chhattisgarh
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It's shocking to hear the untimely and sad demise of Com. Dr. Amit Sengupta. It is not just a loss to JSA but to the entire galaxy of progressive sections of this country. I am sure that such a progressive, wonderful and vibrant human loss cannot be filled at any cost. I join in expressing the sincere condolences with the family and friends and wish that he may rest in peace.

Els Torreele
OSF - MSF - DNDi
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A great person has left us prematurely. Amit has been a true inspiration for many, including myself. I will always remember, and honor, his kindness, wisdom, and openness and am grateful for the profound sense of social justice and human values he instilled upon all of us.

Ashish Parwat
Chhattisgarh
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मृत आत्मा को प्रभु शांति प्रदान करे एवं इस दुख की घड़ी में उनके परिवार को शक्ति प्रदान करे । अमित सेन जी के द्वारा 2008 में स्वास्थ्य के अधिकार पर स्पीच जयपुर में प्रथम बार सुनने को मिला था जिसमे श्रीलका, बांग्लादेश नेपाल ,भारत के प्रतिभागी सामिल थे उनके द्वारा आखरी दिन में भाग लिया गया था मुझे और कुछ साथी को अंग्रेजी समझने में कठिनाई थी जब उन्होंने अपना स्पीच शुरू की और हिंदी में बात करने लगे तो सभी प्रतिभागी जुड़ कर भाग लिए उसके पहले स्पीच दिए हमारे साथी बोलने लगे कि हमे पता नही था कु इसमे सभी हिंदी समझने वाले है उस दिन अमित जी का स्पीच में जो बोलते थे वह आसानी से सभी सिख रहे थे मुझे ओ वर्क शाप आज भी पूरी तरह सर याद है हाल ही में उनसे दिल्ली में मुलाकात हुई थी ।

Gene Alzona Nisperos
Health Alliance for Democracy
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It is with deep sadness that we pay tribute to Dr. Amit Sengupta, comrade, colleague, and unwavering health activist. His untimely demise represents a great loss for the global health movement for social equity and health for all. The members of Health Alliance for Democracy in the Philippines extend their sincerest sympathies to his family. May his work continue to inspire us even as we move forward with the struggle that was an integral part of his life.

David G Legge
PHM
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Dear friend and irreplaceable movement leader, your brilliance, integrity, commitment and love will continue to inspire us.

Baba Aye
Public Services International
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The death of Amit is definitely a great loss. He was a towering colossus in the global movement for the realisation of public health for all. This was not just because of the expansive breadth of his knowledge and firm commitment to the struggle for a better world. It was also because of his warm heart. PSI mourns this death of a friend, comrade and ally. We extend our condolences to his family and PHM. We console ourselves with the fact that he fought a good fight, including with his intervention in debates. One of such moments was at the 30th PSI World Congress, last year: https://www.facebook.com/PSIglobalunion/videos/564475644000401/?__xts__[0]=68.ARA8lCohM1PpYzxcCkMjomM74B1ju5_G-4kzPp0IVTMxHlx06iA3rx74J4mo5g3EoYg6644KaUEbvmEy_xCvyoDFFpHSpyPaJUoKEEGGDax4sP4HKdruekVevdoiha2Ccle9Fp11paof9tdbD6uj8iI8VjrPIErqaxphp6BZMn4G23yYxbUxzk3jXZlUPfQxxAWeDKvpHdLqC43jGewtebiIKbhs1ydSrLcpZsNfKFptc2qIIZRwSsEXddyob25ApHCvyTWcg9c55mdJ5zzJ3YNPHWTT2FRadqLNkbofcayIe1uSUnYhAGreI_RcmpcudSd9x58V-shxlkBrFZVXfAkphiQ&__tn__=-R

Mauricio Torres-Tovar
PHM Colombia
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Es difícil muchas veces entender la vida. La semana anterior compartimos la intensidad de la magia de la cuarta Asamblea de Salud de los Pueblos con Amit y ya a la siguiente no podemos seguir contando con la magia y compromiso de él. Una gran pena, una enorme tristeza a traviesa nuestro corazón por la partida de Amit. Sabemos que el PHM perdió de esos hombres imprescindibles de los que habló Bertolt Brecht. Lindo ver todos los tributos puestos acá y en otros sitios, que reflejan el enorme apreció y reconocimiento que miles, en multitud de partes del mundo, le tenemos a Amit. Aprecio que se tejió producto de la inteligencia, sencillez, compromiso y humor que Amit nos brindó. Sin duda Amit es de esos seres humanos que engrandecen nuestra especie humana, que revela que hay una cara poderosa de lo humano que teje, construye y trabaja por la construcción de una sociedad con solidaridad y justicia social. Agradecimiento a la vida de Amit, al hermoso legado que ha dejado. Adiós querido compañero Amit. It is difficult many times to understand the life. The previous week we shared the intensity of the magic of the fourth Assembly of Health of the Peoples with Amit and already the next one we cannot continue with his magic and commitment. A great sorrow, a great sadness to cross our hearts for the departure of Amit. We know that the PHM lost those essential men of whom Bertolt Brecht spoke. Nice to see all tributes placed here and in other places, which reflect the enormous appreciation and recognition that thousands, in many parts of the world, have for Amit. I appreciate that it was woven product of the intelligence, simplicity, commitment and humour that Amit gave us. Undoubtedly, Amit is one of those human beings who magnify our human species, who reveal that there is a powerful face of the human that weaves, builds and works for the construction of a society with solidarity and social justice. Thanks to Amit's life, to the beautiful legacy he has left. Goodbye dear companion Amit.

Dr Suresh
Praja Arogya Vedika (JSA-AP chapter)
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Amit da, as many young activists like me fondly call him, was such a wonderful activist, leader, mentor and comrade. Hundreds of activists from PSM and PHM circles in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are not really able to digest the cruel fact that we will no longer be able to listen to his sarcastic, incisive and informative analyses on the pro-corporate and anti-people health policies of the Neo-liberal regimes... He had a special bonding with Dr. Ramachandra Reddy People's poly clinic, Nellore and PHM in (United) Andhra Pradesh. The delegates of NPHA, Raipur and PHA, Dhaka from Andhra and Telanga are flooding our watsapp groups with their memories of him. At a time when PHM in Andhra was weakened, Amit da paid personal interest in connecting the threads and took care to bring the movement back onto track. We will miss him badly... I will miss him badly. Red salute Comrade Amit

Renee de Jong
Wemos
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I am still shocked by the news. Having been able to join the WHO watch twice, I deeply honor the inspiring discussions and laughs we had. I am extremely grateful for the links he build between (young) advocates globally. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. What a huge loss.

Dr B Ekbal
JSA (PHM) India
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I’m devastated by the demise of my close friend and comrade Dr Amit. For the last four decades we were working arm in arm for the realisation of a people oriented health system for the country. We worked together with our friends for the founding of PHM (JSA) India and PHM Global in 2000. I share the grief with Ami’s family and bid tearful adieu to my dear friend.

Rajesh Pandav
World Health Organization
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It is so sad to learn about Amit's untimely demise. It has been a pleasure to know him for last several years. I particularly remember my discussions with him during the World Health Assembly and WHO EB meetings that I attended. I really valued his perspective on health. His commitment for promoting universal health care was commendable. What struck me was his humility. His interaction with young professionals was inspiring. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his family and to People's Health Movement.

Emelina Buenaventura
Council for Health and Development
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As we mourn with deepest sorrow for the untimely passing of a dear friend in the People's Health Movement, we celebrate his life and legacy. Your teachings, writings will continue to be our inspiration as we continue this struggle towards victory! Farewell,Dr. Amit Sengupta! You will be dearly missed. Mabuhay ka kasamang Amit!

Montasser Kamal on behalf of IDRC
International Development Research Centre IDRC Canada
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It is with great sadness that we received the news today about Amit’s tragic passing. This is a tremendous loss of a towering yet unassuming leader in global public health. Amit’s commitment to improving the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable is unmatched. We at IDRC feel privileged to have worked closely with Amit and were inspired by his dedication to social justice issues in health. His untimely death will leave a huge void. But he has left all of us with a remarkable legacy to help us all continue on his path towards equitable health systems and to nurture young leaders, many of whom he mentored and nurtured. Deepest condolences to Amit’s near and dear ones from our health team and other colleagues at IDRC who had known Amit and appreciate his great contributions.

Prabha N Belavangala
AIPSN
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ಡಾ. ಅಮಿತ್ ಸೇನ್ ಗುಪ್ತಾ ರವರಂತಹ ವೈದ್ಯರು ಬಹಳ ಅಪರೂಪ. ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಬರಿ ಘೋಷಣೆಯಾಗಬಾರದು ವಾಸ್ತವದ ಬದುಕಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಡಬೇಕೆಂದು ಜೀವನವಿಡೀ ಹೋರಾಡಿದವರು. ಅದರ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ ಅಭಿಯಾನದ ಮುಂಚೂಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದವರು, ಹಾಗೆಯೆ ಜನವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಚಳುವಳಿಯನ್ನು ಸದೃಢಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಮೂರು ದಶಕಗಳಿಗು ಹೆಚ್ಚುಕಾಲ ದುಡಿದವರು. 60 ನೇ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಅವರ ಅಕಾಲಿಕ ಮರಣ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಈ ಎರಡೂ ಚಳುವಳಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಡಾ.ಅಮಿತ್ ಅವರ ಸಮಾಜಮುಖಿ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಅವರ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುವ ಮಹದಾಸೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಭಾವಪೂರ್ಣ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ.

Prabha N Belavangala
AIPSN
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ಡಾ. ಅಮಿತ್ ಸೇನ್ ಗುಪ್ತಾ ರವರಂತಹ ವೈದ್ಯರು ಬಹಳ ಅಪರೂಪ. ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಬರಿ ಘೋಷಣೆಯಾಗಬಾರದು ವಾಸ್ತವದ ಬದುಕಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಡಬೇಕೆಂದು ಜೀವನವಿಡೀ ಹೋರಾಡಿದವರು. ಅದರ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ ಅಭಿಯಾನದ ಮುಂಚೂಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದವರು, ಹಾಗೆಯೆ ಜನವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಚಳುವಳಿಯನ್ನು ಸದೃಢಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಮೂರು ದಶಕಗಳಿಗು ಹೆಚ್ಚುಕಾಲ ದುಡಿದವರು. 60 ನೇ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಅವರ ಅಕಾಲಿಕ ಮರಣ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಈ ಎರಡೂ ಚಳುವಳಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಡಾ.ಅಮಿತ್ ಅವರ ಸಮಾಜಮುಖಿ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಅವರ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುವ ಮಹದಾಸೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಭಾವಪೂರ್ಣ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ.

Shehnaz Munshi
People's Health Movement, South Africa
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I first heard Dr Sengupta speak in Cape Town at the Global Health systems symposium and I recall his talk standing out as truthful, thoughtful. I went back to my notes, remembering that he made an impression on me. He challenged the global health and research community to confront power in all its dimensions - from our homes, families and within communities, global. He asked us to interrogate the impact of social movements. He wanted the research community to take seriously the practice of 'truth telling' when reflecting on the ebola crisis. I remember thinking how brave he was to say that it was a 'collective failure' because ebola could have been avoided if the global health community had invested in building public health systems across the world. He appeared careful of his words/ language, in a poetic way. I scribbled notes - language of care, solidarity, gender justice, equity, walk the talk. I am glad to have heard him speak in Savar, but sad that I didnt find him to have a conversation with him. Rest in power.

Diane Singhroy
McGill International TB Centre
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My condolences to the family of Dr. Amit Sengupta. This is an unexpected and tragic loss. I had the pleasure to finally meet Amit in Geneva where we had a stimulating discussion around Biologics. He was a warm and inquisitive person: A scientist for the people. We have lost one of our giants, but his work will continue in those who he has inspired and mentored.

Ingrid Dekker
None
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I met Amit during PH3 when i was part of the team to help with the travel organisation of the delegates coming from all over the world. I remember of Amit's contagious laugh, his smoke breaks which was so surprising coming from him. His energy of never ending commitment, and his calm. A huge loss. My deepest sympathy to his family and his friends.

Karin
Timmermans
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It is such a shock to learn about the passing of Amit. To me, he has been a great example; someone who was passionate and fair, critical and humorous, courageous and modest, smart and wise at the same time. He will be sorely missed by many. Sincere condolences to his family, the People’s Health Movement, and to all who struggle for more equitable access to medicines.

Mohga Kamal-Yanni
Oxfam
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Really sad with this shocking news. Amit was a great defender of the human rights to health. His enthusiasm , energy, deep knowledge and clear thinking were great assets to the health movement. His legacy will remain for generations to come.

Billy Mwangaza K.
PHM République Démocratique du Congo
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Dr. Amit, pour moi t'as été une source d'inspiration pour un militantisme en contre pouvoir constructif. Aujourd'hui tu as préféré te séparer de nous, mais nous le savons et sommes convaincus que tu seras toujours là à travers tes empreintes laissées dans le Mouvement. Alors que nous participions ensemble au Symposium Global sur les Recherches sur le Systèmes de Santé au Canada en novembre 2016, j'ai appris de toi "la lutte pour le Genre" à travers des discussions en coulisse et j'en ai fait ma lutte aussi afin de mobiliser la femme et la jeune fille dans le mouvement. A la clôture PHA4 à Bangladesh en novembre 2018, après les applaudissements des participants aux différentes personnes impliquées dans l'organisation, c'était le tour, dernier tour, de présenté un homme spécial. Dr Sanders qui le présentant n'avait pas trouver de mot directement pour représenter cette Personnalité et son rôle dans l'organisation de l'activité. J'ai vu AMIT débout sans mot, alors que les participants se mirent débout aussi pour l’applaudir. Plus de 5 minutes d'applaudissement, pour nous dire Adieu??? Que la terre de tes ancêtres te soit douce et légère. REST IN PEACE DR AMIT

Emmanuel Kosadinos
PHM/ Union Syndicale de la Psychiatrie (USP)/ IAHPE
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Like many health activists around the world, I got to hear about Dr Amit Sengupta, from Delhi, India, an important scholar, activist and comrade, through his work on public health, privatization and pharmaceuticals policy. My fellow activists in France, and myself personally are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Dr Sengupta, on November the 28th, in a swimming accident. His passing has left a void that will be hard to fill. His legacy will though continue to inspire us all. Please forward our sincere condolences to his family and People’s Health Movement

Michael Ssemakula
Human Rights Research Documentation Center and PHM-UGANDA
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Dr.Amit Sengupta was a great man, a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men in the public health activism-- great soldier in social movement building. We shall continue to love, honor and remember your phenomenal works and achievements in PHM because you used a matchless power for the good of man. Rest In Power dear our fallen giant.

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amit's passing. I consider Amit a mentor and a friend en deeply appreciate him for his unwavering sense of justice, clarity, and humour in going about it all. We worked together closely during my years at Health Action International, when I was just starting my work as an health activist. Overwhelmed by Geneva dynamics, Amit taught me to also laugh about things, relax and have some fun, while keeping at it. We always stayed in touch, and I have kept seeking his advice, up to him reviewing our last paper. My heart goes out to his wife and son, close friends and family. My condolences. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

Dr. Dorothy Chanda
People's Health Movement, Zambia
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ery sad news indeed to global PHM membership. I never met you but your closing remarks at the 4th People's Health Assembly in Daka Bangladesh summed up your passion and dedication to the PHM, Universal Health Coverage and Health in All Policies. We shall carry on your legacy. We pray for God's strength for your whole family especially your wife and son. MYSRIEP

dr. Dorothy Chanda
People's Health Movement, Zambia,
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Very sad news indeed to global PHM membership. I never met you but your closing remarks at the 4thublic Health Assembly in Daka Bangladesh summed up your passion and dedication to the PHM, Universal health Coverage and health in all Policies. We shall carry on your legacy. We pray for God's strength for you whole family especially your wife and son. MYSRIEP.

Maninder Pal Singh
PGIMER Chandigarh
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Dr Amit was a stalwart fighting for the people to make their voices heard and protecting the public health system. His immense contribution to PHM will be missed. Met him at NHA at Raipur, which became the last meeting. Deep condolences.

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amit's passing. I consider Amit a mentor and a friend en deeply appreciate him for his unwavering sense of justice, clarity, and humour in going about it all. We worked together closely during my years at Health Action International, when I was just starting my work as an health activist. Overwhelmed by Geneva dynamics, Amit taught me to also laugh about things, relax and have some fun, while keeping at it. We always stayed in touch, and I have kept seeking his advice, up to him reviewing our last paper. My heart goes out to his wife and son, close friends and family. My condolences. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

Chan
Park
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During my years living and working in India, I looked to Amit as my North Star. Even (or especially) in the midst of the petty internecine squabbles that can arise in any coalition, he was a calm and steadying voice, gently but uncompromisingly focused on our common goal of ensuring health for all. He had that rare combination of gentleness in spirit but fierceness in principle that all of us should aspire to. I will miss him.

Benny Kuruvilla
Transnational Institute (TNI)
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I first met Amit sometime in 2001, when he invited me to a meeting on the WTO at the CITU office in Delhi. Since then I have been fortunate to work closely with him and he was always willing to give advice not just on health policy but on a range of issues. He deftly connected politics, society and economy through the prism of health and worked hand in hand with a range of movements in India and abroad – on labour, women’s rights, trade justice, science, occupational safety, corporate power etc. I will sorely miss him, as a mentor and friend. Rest in power, comrade.

Elroy Paulus
PHM South Africa
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Hamba kahle (go well) brother Amit. You will never be forgotten. Elroy

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amit's passing. I consider Amit a mentor and a friend en deeply appreciate him for his unwavering sense of justice, clarity, and humour in going about it all. We worked together closely during my years at Health Action International, when I was just starting my work as an health activist. Overwhelmed by Geneva dynamics, Amit taught me to also laugh about things, relax and have some fun, while keeping at it. We always stayed in touch, and I have kept seeking his advice, up to him reviewing our last paper. My heart goes out to his wife and son, close friends and family. My condolences. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

Simrin Kafle
PHM Nepal
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I was the luckiest to be in the WHO watchers team...Your teachings and orientation during the preparation had given me a new life vision, a different perspective to think and act toward health activism....Your simplicity, hard work and commitment have always been inspiring for many young activists like me....We have lost one of our great mentors and a role model for activism... Sir, we will make you proud and keep your spirit alive...May your soul rest in eternal peace!!

Dr Ruediger Krech
World Health Organization
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It is with deep sadness that we learned about the sudden death of Dr. Amit Sengupta. He will be immensely missed in WHO. His voice was heard, his heart was felt. There will be people who will follow, but he cannot be replaced. Our sincere condolences go to his wife and hos son. Our thoughts are with the People’s Health Movement.

Y.K.Sandhya
SAHAYOG
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My deepest condolences.

Shailly Gupta
MSF Access Campaign
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Dr. Amit Sengupta had been an inspiration and mentor for so many of us in access to medicines movement. A Doctor by profession and an activist by heart. His work and inspirational articles will continue to provide us direction for years to come. Adios Amit

Narendra
Prayas
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When I got the news and got reconfirmation before being broken on the net, for a while, I just could not even grasp that Amit is no more with us. Writing 'was' for him is certainly a difficult thing as accepting that he is no more. I am not sure since I have known Amit....should be about three decades. The last I met him was in PHA 4 in Dhaka. I don't know from whom he got to know that I will attend PHA4 in Savar and he called me if I could chair one sub plenary. A few days earlier he called up if I could speak in the opening session of Indian Society for Rational Pharmaco-Therapeutics in Patna. I saw him in Dhaka after a gap and jokingly mentioned about increase of his abdominal girth, he smiled and said he is trying to reduce it. Amit was a person with attributes and full of life, his vast knowledge and articulation of complex issues in easy to understand manner always amazed and impressed me besides his phenomenon capability to be friends with everybody from any where in the world....... North to South or from East to West. He was a man of all and for all..... you could always count on him for any advise or for any assistance and he would be always willing. I recall, we travelled and worked on many events together especially the workshops we organised in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and many other countries for Commission on Social Determinants of Health of the WHO. Last two workshops we organised together were on IP and on free medicines in Delhi. Amit and his work will always be in our hearts and minds. Adieu Amit. Narendra

Krishna Kumar
IPHU/PHM India
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We have lost! An inspiration for activism, An inspiration for “Health for All Now”, An untiring walk for Equity, A chain of bringing many hands together for Equity, A voice for unheard voices. We are saddened by yours demise, may your soul rest in peace.

kamlesh khantwal
BGVS
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deep condolences

Pallavi Gupta
Independent Consultant
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Just like everyone else, I too cannot believe what has happened & think of Amit in the past tense 😔. Have learnt so much from the various roles that he has played & all that he stands for & inspires. His explanation of the whole TRIPS & TRIPS plus issues is etched so clearly in my mind, his role in JSA/PHM, the global health watch related work, the GHW reports etc. etc. If we, who are associated with him through his work are so shocked & in grief, can't imagine what his family may be going through. Wishing all of us, especially his wife & son, are able to pull all our strengths & courage together.... With very very fond memories, regard & respect for Dr. Amit Sengupta

Dr K. Srinu Naik
jana vignana vedika - Nellore
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Great loss . Revolutionary Tribute to Comrade & Hearty Condolence to him.

Gondi siva rama krishna
Ggh guntur
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Great personality with great vision . Untimely demise . Great loss to nation . May his soul rest in peace

Sirimal
Phm sri Lanka
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It is with profound sadness that we note the sudden demise of dr Amith. Dr Amith was a close associate of PHM Sri Lanka who has us many times. It is a great loss to all of us here in Sri Lanka who was in association with him. Our heartfelt condolences are hereby extended to his close family and all PHM colleagues.

JVLN MURTHY
People for INDIA
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Dr Amitsen AMAR RAHEY. We will always carry out his ideology for the overall development of the standards of our health and education. ....🙏🙏

Dr A. SATYANARAYANA PRASAD
NRI MEDICLA COLLEGE, GUNTUR, A.P
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Greatest inspiring personality! Great loss to people's health movement. But we together under the roof of J.S.A move forward to work for his ideals.,. 🙏🏼✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿 Johan Dr Amit Sengupta. Jana Vignana Vedika, Guntur, ANDHRA PRADESH.

Kshetrimayum Santa
Jana Swasthya Abhiyan , Manipur
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Imphal , dated 29/11/2019 Condolence on the death of Dr. Amit Sengupta. I ,Chairman of Jan Swsathya Abiyan (JSA), Manipur and leader of CITU Kshetrimayum Santa , condole the sad demise of Dr Amit Sengupta founding member of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan who passed away when celebrating his marriage anniversary in Goa due to swimming accident at a seashore. He was a doyen of People's Science Movement and People's Health Movement Worldwide.He spearheaded the People's Health Assembly-4 , Dhaka which was held from November 15-19, 2018 . Dr Amit Sengupta was among the prominent leaders of Dehli Science Forum and Jan Wsathya Abiyan in India. He worked for more than 30 years with various social movements around the world on the issues of Science and Society, especially his unabated dedication in the activities of JSA and All India People's Science Network is immeasurable. His demise will be an inconsolable loss for those who stand for the cause of better society. Dr Amit Sengupta was a regular contributor to Newsclick in various capacities. He vociferously advocated for the need for scientific temper and was at the forefront of the movement for access to health for all. People's Health Movement is a global network bringing together grassroot health activists , Civil society organisations, Researchers and Accademic Institutions. Dr Amit Sengupta has always played a significant role in Global Health as Convener JSA. Today the democratic movement in India and the health movement as a whole has lost an extremely committed voice. Kshetrimayum Santa Chairman Jan Swsathya Abhiyan Manipur

Shilpa Modi Pandav
Independent Consultant
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My association with Amit started 18 years ago. He has been instrumental in shaping my ideas. Amit was a rare combination of intellect, passion, promptness, integrity and humility. He treated everyone with equanimity and respect. For me this is a huge personal loss. My deepest condolences to his family and dear ones.

Martina Riccio
Centre for International Health (CSI) & PHM Italia
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I had the opportunity to see Amit just once, two years ago, in Vancouver. But I feel I know him very well through what is part, from the beginning, of my experience at CSI that was passed down from him and his action in PHM: a radical political approach to the fight for health for all, a global perspective and action linked with local contexts, strong personal commitment and, as Chiara wrote, a concrete practice of solidarity. This is how I met Amit: through people, relations and actions that embody a radical political view of social justice. Moreover, what we did in the last years as PHM Italia, strengthening our networks for the right to health, wouldn't have been possible without the political, intellectual and organisational dedication of people like Amit, that supported us from distance, creating the material conditions for all this to happen. Thank you so much Amit! Nothing will destroy all this you and we collectively create.

Vinay Viswanatha
Open Society Foundations
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Amit was a mentor and instrumental in shaping the values and perspectives that continue to guide me as person and as a professional. I first met him in 2005 when I shared an auto rickshaw ride from the Bangalore railway station to CHC office. An hour-long ride was just the beginning of a long learning journey with him – first as his mentee and then as a co-traveler in the health movement. Throughout the many uncertainties in the journey, Amit’s incisive analysis, strategic brilliance and humorous nature remained immutable. Of the many things he taught me along the way, two stand out: one, to never be afraid to speak out and stand up for what I believed in, and two, to keep constantly checking on whose side I am standing while analyzing any situation. And to do this in a kind yet determined way. The way he did it, all the time. The last time I heard from him was on Oct 29 when he asked me whether I was headed to Dhaka. Alas, I could not make it. Now, to realize I will never see him again in person makes me deeply sad and angry. The one solace is that his smiling face and the sound of his infectious laughter are etched in my memory. Amit, you have inspired and touched innumerable lives, far more than you ever realized. You may not be with us in this world any more, but please know that you will continue to be that inspirational figure for many of us to continue the struggle for a more equal and just world. Good bye for now, dear Amit… until I see you on the other side of the world...

Safiatou
Simpore
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Nous étions ensemble il y a 10 jours au Bangladesh. Quelle nouvelle choquante d'apprendre votre décès si brutale. Je voulais vous inviter lors de notre atelier en Afrique de l’Ouest afin que vous nous transmettez vos connaissances et votre combat pour une santé publique juste et solidaire mais vous nous avez quittez trop tôt. Quelle perte? Que la terre vous soit légère.

Benoit Capiau
Viva Salud
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“There was magic in the air…”; You made the magic Amit, you made this 4 days magic as you made PHM magic, and I am sure that thanks to you this magic will continue. Special thoughts to your family, friends and colleagues. Thank you Amit!

Jihad Mashal
PHM
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Amit you would be remembered as a true leader who is associated with all what symbolizes the spirit and values of people’s struggle for health and independence, you will remain in the minds of all who had the privilege to meet with you and hear your voice.may your soul Rest In Peace Jihad Mashal -Palestine

sehjo
industree foundation
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we've lost a rare human being with an equal ability to connect both to the profound, the visionary and to the small the individual, with equal passion and sincerity. You will be sorely missed Amit but fondly remembered

Prajval Shastri
BGVS Karnataka
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I travel to Bhopal with one part of me weighed down but another part convinced that I will be sitting around the table with Amit very much there in Bhopal. And that over lunch i will hear of the fantastic Dhaka conference... It is always hard to accept  a door closing with finality. The only way forward is to find shared and collective ways of opening it again, rediscovering for ourselves the threads of his arguments and the paths to tread. Amit was the first AIPSN person that I met outside Karnataka during my early days with the PSM. I recall vividly that moment the day before my first AIPSC. That look and handshake that contained  his  warmth, energy and his humour, symbolised for me the tenor of things to come.  The force of his arguments standing strong on the clarity of his thinking, opened windows for me even when I disagreed. So farewell it has to be Amit! But your spirit will live on -  in us, in the movement....  Privileged we were, amidst whom you walked...

Dr k v s sai prasad
Dr k.v.s.memorial children's hospital
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Inspired by your service to the humanity we try to work on your lines.we pay tribute to u &ur deeds

K. SASIKUMAR
J V V , ANDHRA PRADESH
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Continuing the legacy of scientific temper lay down by Dr Amit Sanguptha is a true respect and tribute for the departed great human bing.

Tido von Schoen-Angerer
former Executive Director, MSF Access Campaign
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My deep condolences to Amit's family at this difficult time. I mourn the loss of a friend and colleague, a kind, generous and wise man, always so engaged for the health people. I learned a lot from Amit and he was an example to me, how to be committed to public health and how to still be practicing medicine next to all the things he did. We met last in 2017 but I particularly remember when I visited Delhi with my daughter in 2012 and he generously took us around and we had good conversations. Rest in peace my friend.

Walden Bello
Laban ng Masa Coalition
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Amit was a steadfast and determined activist, a pillar of the global people's movement. You could always count on him to speak up for the oppressed, the marginalized, and the voiceless. A real tribune of the people, he will be greatly missed.

Rhali AZIZ
Collectif pour le droit a la sante au Maroc
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Dear All Je ne sais pas quoi dire la perte est énorme une perte pas seulement pour sa petite famille ou sa famille PHM c est une perte pour tout l humanité de perdre un militant dévoyer pour la cause humain pour le droit à la santé contre l impérialisme sous tout ses forme et sous la forme de ces bigpharma ennprenier lieu , repose em paix Cher Amit tout tes efforts tout ces principes que tu as défendu que tu as partager lors de tes formations ou tes présentations resterons sacrer pour nous tous Repose en paix Cher Amit tu as donne beaucoup et on attendais beaucoup de toi Repose en paix Cher Amit

Ravi Ram
PHM Kenya
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We all share the shock of losing such a vibrant mind and caring soul. Amit was driven by so many things -passion, intellect, science, justice - with a single goal of helping others who are less fortunate. There are so many ways to remember Amit, and his contributions in writings, organization, motivation are a legacy for all of us. What I'll remember most is our last conversation, in Delhi after PHA4, when he was thoroughly relaxed and feeling at ease. It was just a few days after he contributed his own magic to the assembly, and he was ready for more. Then, it was easier for him to be personable and he made several humorous cracks about himself. His humility and self-reflection were always apparent, and the warmth of his personality showed through. Even after giving his all for others, he wasn't lacking for energy. My thoughts are with his wife and son, who also sacrificed much so that Amit could pursue his calling. May they find some peace in knowing that Amit touched so many of us, and continues to inspire us toward the cause that he cherished.

Dr Anil Kumar Aavulappa
People's hospital
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Dearest comrade . can't believe that he has left us.its definitely a great loss to the people's health movement .it's a big lacunae that can never be filled.

PIRA Olivier
SUD Santé-sociaux 59
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Une délégation de notre syndicat a rencontré AMIT lors du forum social de Tunis. Depuis nous nous sommes inspirés de son investissement dans PHM et de ses combats pour construire des mobilisations sur le droit à la santé et sur les droits sociaux. Nous sommes très attristés d'apprendre son décès mais nous continuerons à l'honorer en prolongeant ses luttes et ses combats.

Judit Rius
UNDP
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There are no words to express the sadness of losing Amit so early and so sudden. Dear Amit, you touched many lives, made the world a better place and inspired me and many others with knowledge, kindness and uncompromising activism for the public good. you will be very much missed

Julie Steendam
Viva Salud
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Amit was one of the first persons of PHM I met, this during the World Health Watch in Geneva. I remember to be stressed to end up in a overly serious group. But talking to Amit reassured me. His intelligence, humour, dedication and warm personality were illustrative for this whole movement. His way of presenting made you want to cheer after every sentence. I did not had the chance to talk to Amit during the People's Health Assembly, and wanted to send him a thank you mail after. So my sincere gratitude via this way, Amit, for all the communications, mails, patience for what resulted to be an amazing Assembly. My thoughts go to his family, friends and all the people who had the joy to work closely with Amit. His quote 'optimism is an act of resistance' remains my guidance and will so even more after yesterday.

Linda Shuro
People's Health Movement Global
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Dear Friends It's still a shock because we were together very recently in Bangladesh. However I am grateful to have known Amit and always admired his level of knowledge and organisational abilities. I learnt a lot from him and also got a chance to taste his chicken curry in Switzerland which he prepared for the Watchers. He will be greatly missed and am challenged to do more in the struggle for health. Hamba Kahle (Go well) Amit.

David Sanders
People's Health Movement Global
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Dear Friends I, like so many, am consumed with grief at the untimely loss of Amit. Having worked very closely with him over many years and especially in the past several months around and at PHA4, I can only echo what many others have said in their tributes. He was, indeed, exceptional: acutely intelligent, exceptionally strategic and focused, passionately committed and hard-working, humble and always with humour. His death is a huge blow to family, friends, comrades and the global movement for health for all. We have to now take up the struggle against health inequity and its sources even more concertedly. Amit would have wanted that. I will be with you in spirit tomorrow morning at the cremation. Please pass on my sincere condolences to Tripta and Arijit. In solidarity.

David Sanders
People's Health Movement Global
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Dear Friends I, like so many, am consumed with grief at the untimely loss of Amit. Having worked very closely with him over many years and especially in the past several months around and at PHA4, I can only echo what many others have said in their tributes. He was, indeed, exceptional: acutely intelligent, exceptionally strategic and focused, passionately committed and hard-working, humble and always with humour. His death is a huge blow to family, friends, comrades and the global movement for health for all. We have to now take up the struggle against health inequity and its sources even more concertedly. Amit would have wanted that. I will be with you in spirit tomorrow morning at the cremation. Please pass on my sincere condolences to Tripta and Arijit. In solidarity.

Indu tiwari
G v s jharkhand, PSM
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We have lost a jenious parsonality. No one can componset this loss.

Pacôme Tomètissi
PHM West & Central Africa
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The dead are not dead: PHM West & Central Africa’s Tribute to Amit! PHM West & Central Africa (PHM WCA) is bitterly sad after the premature departure of PHM Global's Associate Coordinator, Dr. Amit SenGupta, founding member of PHM Global and of the Indian section. This sudden, terrible and tragic death surprised us all because we had just finished the fourth edition of the People's Health Assembly, commonly known as the PHA4. That's why, the announcement of his death was first taken by some as a bad joke before invading, like a trail of powder, PHM networks, health movements and more globally all progressive movements. He was very active from the planning of sessions to the self-organized workshops to PHA4 thematic groups. His contribution to the realization of this important event, which took place in Bangladesh a few days ago, is immeasurable. Amit is a freedom activist, a tireless advocate for marginalized people. PHM West and Central Africa (PHM WCA) salutes his memory, while seizing this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to continue the fight for health for all, together with other regions. Our thoughts are with his family, PHM and all of the progressive movements. In Africa, one says that the dead are not dead. One says that the dead are present though invisible. Amit is not dead! He is in our lips that will denounce repressions of liberties! He is in the crowd shouting '' health for all, now ''! He is there in our arms rising up and asking for justice! Amit one day, Amit forever! PHM West & Central Africa

Pacôme Tomètissi
PHM West & Central Africa
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Amit un jour, Amit toujours : Hommage de PHM West & Central Africa People’s Health Movement Afrique de l’Ouest & Centre (PHM WCA) a appris avec amertume le départ prématuré du Coordonnateur associé de PHM Global, le docteur Amit SenGupta, membre fondateur de PHM Global et de la section indienne. Ce décès soudain, terrible et tragique nous a d’autant tous surpris que nous venions à peine de clore la quatrième édition de l’Assemblée Populaire de la santé communément appelée la PHA4. C’est pourquoi, l’annonce de son décès à d’abord été pris par certains comme une blague de mauvais goût avant que, comme une trainée de poudre, la nouvelle n’envahisse les réseaux de PHM, des mouvements de santé et plus globalement tous les mouvements progressistes. Il était à l’œuvre entre le programme des sessions, les ateliers auto-organisés et les groupes thématiques de la PHA4. Sa contribution à la réalisation de cet évènement important, qui s’est déroulé au Bangladesh il y a quelques jours, est incommensurable. Amit est un combattant des libertés, un militant infatigable de la cause des gens marginalisés. PHM Afrique de l’Ouest et Centre (PHM WCA) salue sa mémoire, tout en saisissant cette occasion pour réitérer son engagement à continuer la lutte pour la santé pour tous, ensemble avec les autres régions. Nos pensées vont à sa famille, à PHM et à l’ensemble des mouvements progressistes. En Afrique, on dit que les morts ne sont pas morts. On raconte qu’ils sont présents même invisibles. Amit n’est pas mort ! Il est dans nos lèvres qui dénonceront les répressions des libertés ! Il est dans la foule qui crie ‘’santé pour tous, maintenant’’ ! Il est là dans nos bras qui se lèvent et qui demandent justice ! PHM Afrique de l’Ouest& Centre

Dr Gopal Dabade
Drug Action Forum - Karnataka
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The sudden and unexpected demise of Dr Amit Sengupta is a huge loss to public health activities globally and for I have lost a great friend. We worked together on several issues and Dr Amit had always stood with us during tough times. His work and contribution will continue to inspire activists all over the world

David McDonald
Queen's University, Canada
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Amit sat on the Steering Committee of the Municipal Services Project for many years and was an inspiration to us all. He was always the smartest person in the room! He spearheaded the work we did on universal health coverage, including an animated video we produced on the topic (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzNS5jd-LTY&feature=youtu.be). He will be sadly missed.

Dr.prasoona
JSA
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Really great loss to the people's democratic movements especially in health.we lost an intellectual,analytical democratic people's voice in policies and in politics in health.

A Raghunatha Reddy
JVV, Kadapa
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I had the rare opportunity to hear Mr Amit Sengupta in AIPSN meeting in Bengaluru. His progressive thought, strong convictions and commitment for social change are laudable. He remains an everlasting inspiration for science communicators across the country.

Avi Smolen
Open Society Foundations
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I first met Amit at a meeting about access to medicines in Istanbul four years ago and was immediately impressed by not just his knowledge, but the way he was able to make it accessible when teaching and sharing with others. I am amazed that he had time to do all the work he did. But it is a testament to his commitment to justice that he wanted to take on so much to make the greatest impact. The global movement for health in the service of the public good has lost a giant.

Reena
PSM/ AIDWA
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Dr. Amit Sengupta our co-travller in people science movement, humanist to the core, activist fighter for public health rights ... his going away is a huge loss to the movement... Our heartfelt condolences to the family...Red salute comrade.

Paul Cawthorne
Ex - MSF Access Campaign
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I send my deepest condolences to Amit's family and friends at this terrible time. His loss is a loss for us all.

Banza CHELA
Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC)
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Dr.Amit, you were jovial and use interact with anyone far from status consideration. You shall greatly be missed. MYSRIP

Brook K. Baker
Health GAP (Global Access Project) and Northeastern U. School of Law
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Seeing Amit was always a learning and inspiring experience - and one with a smile. His warmth raised the impact of his knowledge, wisdom, and commitment. Even though he was harsh in his judgments about a deeply inequitable world and the pernicious under-realization of the right to health, he added a gentleness to the world.

Anustha
Nepal Public Health Foundation
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It's still unbelievable news. A heartfelt condolence to you sir. May your soul rest in peace. You were inspiration to many of us. You will always be in our heart. We will badly miss your presence.

Suerie Moon
Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of Geneva
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I am shocked and so deeply saddened to hear this news about dear Dr. Amit. Just earlier today I had been preparing an invitation asking him to speak at an international event on access to medicines for NCDs. His recent report on biologics was sitting on my desk. Its difficult to believe the great mind that produced this work is no longer with us. His expertise, depth and breadth of knowledge, warm heart, tireless work ethic, mentorship and unflagging dedication to public health and social justice will all be sorely missed. He was and is an example for many of us, and we will sorely miss him especially at the next WHO EB in January. My deepest condolences to his wife and son, and to his many friends, colleagues, mentees, and admirers in India and around the world. We will miss you, Amit.

DINESH AWASTHI
JSA
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May God grant peace to the soul of Amit and give strength his family to bear this great loss

Nageswar Rao YS
Janavignana Vedika
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Huge loss to peoples movement

Nageswar Rao YS
Janavignana Vedika
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Huge loss to peoples movement

B. Rajasekhar Rahul
Janavignana Vedika
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Condolences to Dr Amithsen Gupta's family members

Spring Gombe
DNDi, formerly HAI
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You were a fantastic mentor, an inspiration. You taught me so much, and you made me laugh. It was always a joy to be around you, and I will miss you.

Mahesh
Jana Vignana Vedika
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We will follow your path..

Vijaya Kumar Reddy radha
Pvpsit
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Condolence to great person. Who served for nation to bring scientific temper.

Roxana Bonnell
consultant
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Amit was a true teacher. He was one of those few people I sought out for deeper understanding. His generosity, sharp thinking, warm laughter, humanity, courage, clarity and determination, combined to make him so potent and special. I will miss his kindred spirit and the insights he shared so freely. Thank you Amit for all you did, and for who you were. You made a difference.

Forum members
Forum Against FTAs (India)
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Remembering Dr Amit Sengupta, Reaffirming our Struggles The Forum Against FTAs in India grieves the loss of Dr Amit Sengupta, an indomitable spirit who stood for trade justice. He will forever be remembered by us all in the network as someone defined by what he stood FOR and not only what he was AGAINST. He was an active member of the trade justice network and spoke at many Forum events.He was one of our strongest voices on unfair intellectual property laws and policies. Forum members pay homage to him by recommitting our struggles towards all that is not right with 'free trade' rules, be that the WTO, FTAs or BITS. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family; we stand with them in this hour of grief.

Sharmin Sultana Tonny
Department of English, Gono Bishwabidyalay
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Dear Comrade, You are like a Star to us and we'll spread your shiny Rays....! Salute!!!

Pushkar raj
Rastriya Ekta Evam Manav Vikas Sansthan ,Bikaner (JSA-Raj.Network)
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Fully Dedicate Examples of Dr Amit Sengupta for Indian poor underprivilage community to great secrifes and land mark contribution specialy Human rights by healths rights sector and create ,formation CBO , NETWORKS and participate , supported every stage. So we prayer to omnipersent RIP Soul.

Dr. Marufa Afrin Mohona
Gonoshasthaya Kendra
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It was a great sorrow & tragic news for us that Amit Sir is no more. He's such a humble person & person of great heart, enthusias. He's an inspiration for the activist. Within my short period i found him a great leader. My deepest condolence to him. Wherever you are, always stay fine there. May his departed soul rest in peace alway. Respect towards Dr Amit Sir.

Dr. Marufa Afrin Mohona
Gonoshasthaya Kendra
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It was a great sorrow & tragic news for us that Amit Sir is no more. He's such a humble person & person of great heart, enthusias. He's an inspiration for the activist. Within my short period i found him a great leader. My deepest condolence to him. Wherever you are, always stay fine there. May his departed soul rest in peace alway. Respect towards Dr Amit Sir.

V.T. NAZER
Health Activist, KSSP Health Committee.State Convenor(Ex), Kerala
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unbelievable , Shocked me, I can't Accept this news My Dears My Deepest hearty condolence to the family and Friends

Krishnaswamy S
All India people's science network
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Shocking news. Amit apart from his leading role in the psm and phm was a great comrade - a kind being with concern for the human condition. He worked hard with clarity of socio economic political thought that is much absent nowadays. I am sure the Aipsn will find it difficult to fill his shoes. Personally I will miss the twinkling eyes and the friend that he had become.

Ujjwala masdekar
Prof karve Institute of social services pune, Maharastra India

I have just heard that Dr Amit Sengupta from the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan has passed away. A tragic death in Goa by drowning. My deepest condolences and Lal Salaam to him.

Dhananjay Kakade
Independent consultant Public health Pune India

What a devastating news Amulya. I spoke to him on Sunday. He said he desperately needs some time to relax. Then this...unpredictability of our lives. Feeling so down. You take care my friend.

Amulya


Amit da, Aapne raipur me Kaha thaa Amulya kya tum sabhi taiyaar ho to hum log har teen saal me health assembly karenge. Jindagi me Jo aapne Kiya sikhaya Humm pe vishwas Kar jimmedari di wo Kabhi bholaya nahi jaa Sakta. Amit Aapka khona maano himmat hi haar gayi pas yahi soch raha hu khabar jhooti ho. Amit tere sapno Ko manjil tak pahuchaenge main hi nahi mere saath Kai aapko hamesha yaad karte hain karte rahenge aur jsa Ko majboot karte rahenge.. Humme beech beech me guide karte rakhiyega Lal salam comrade

Latin American delegation
Latin America (MSP-LA)

I am SO SORRY FOR YOU (with a whole in our chest, all Latin American delegation is in shock) With heavy hearts and sorrow, the people’s Health Movement – Latin America (MSP-LA) regrets the death of our friend and comrade Amit Sengupta, PHM member since its foundation in Savar, Bangladesh, 2000. We as MSP-LA have witnessed the enormous political, organizational, leadership capacities and solidarity of Amit. We are hurting for his death, but we also appreciate having met him and being inspired by him. It is a great loss PHM and the communities of the world that fight for health. From Latin America we embrace their relatives and all the people affected by his death. Amit leaves us as a legacy the magic of his life, his intelligence, his warmth, his joy, his commitment to people´s health.

Taslima Jahan
United International University
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He is a sparkling spirit for the darkness. I got his message for access to medicine from the core point where we should defuse the frustration in any working movemen. A genuine spirit that encourage selfless motivation for any poor function in social commitmen, we often miss in this capitalist fog. May God revive his spirit again n again to win the humanity over centric poverty tried to grip this world

Bijoy panda
Bharat Jan andolan

Deep Condolence

Nikunj bhai
Bharat Jan andolan

Amit sen gupta Ko Lal salam

Dr Prashant Jha
Senior editor, South Asia, British medical journal

My heartiest deep condolence

Jaya velankar
Senior Activist, associated with various movements in India

Amulya, this is so so sad and awful...it was because of him that I attended Raipur .. that was the last time I met him....

Madhuresh Kumar
National alliance of people movement India

Terrible news Dr Amit Sengupta of AIPSN, PHA and friends and comrades in many struggles together passed away in Goa today. He was on holiday there. More details are awaited but probably heart attack while swimming. Such a terrible loss and I have no words and still can’t believe that he is no more.

Dr. Manuel Martin
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
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The first time I met Amit was in Geneva, as an attendee of the WHO watch. With his typically kind and patient mentorship he removed all our rose tinted glasses and imbued us with a nuanced view of not only the agenda items up for discussion but also of the immensely complex global health landscape. Since then I have met Amit at meetings on access to medicines and never ceased to be amazed by his ability to marry deep knowledge and understanding of the issues with the heart of an activist. His good mood was infectious and somehow he never grew tired of answering my many questions. Thank you for your mentorship Amit, you will be sorely missed.

Soumya Dutta
Senior Activist, India

Sad news indeed. All strength to his family at this hard time.

Gautam mody
Trade Union Activist, India

In the prime of life. An indefatigable warrior in the struggle for universal access to healthcare. An incalculable loss to the entire progressive moment...will I ever forget all the arguments we had through the early phase of the WSF which only always made our resolve to work together. Comrade Amit Sengupta Lal Salam

Joe Athialy
Expert public finance, India

That's very sad. Heartfelt condolences.

Ashok chaudhary
Forest rights activist, India

Shocking! Unbelievable

Shripad Dharmadhikary
Manthan Adhyan Kendra Pune/ Barwani, India

Terrible to hear this. Heartfelt condolences

Anagha Khot
Senior health researcher, India

Can't believe it Shocked

M. SHAWKAT ALI ARMAN
Gonobiswabidyalay
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Still can not believe. Rest in peace. I will upload his concluding lecture in PHA4 DAY4. Find opening link https://youtu.be/xVmP76HU-qo

Dinesh Rupakheti

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हार्दिक श्रद्धाञ्जली कामरेड !

S R Azad
Senior people’s science activist, Madhya Pradesh, India

Oh Very sad news, unbelievable deepest hearty condolence to the family and people health and science movement

Neha Dixit
Senior Journalist, Delhi

Deep condolence

Sumitra Chandel
Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti
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Cruel hands of density has snatched from all of us who were associated with Dr.Amit Sen Gupta a visionary, mentor and a gem .His loss to the movement is irreparable and the void left by his sudden,sad & untimely demise can not be fulfilled.However,we have to tread the path he constructed for us to take his ideal and vision forward.Heartfelt condolences to d bereaved family.May rest in peace. Sumitra chandel from [email protected]

Sumitra Chandel
Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti
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Cruel hands of density has snatched from all of us who were associated with Dr.Amit Sen Gupta a visionary, mentor and a gem .His loss to the movement is irreparable and the void left by his sudden,sad & untimely demise can not be fulfilled.However,we have to tread the path he constructed for us to take his ideal and vision forward.Heartfelt condolences to d bereaved family.May rest in peace. Sumitra chandel from [email protected]

Inayat Singh Kakar
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan
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Very very sad news…the demise of Dr. Amit Sengupta. The health movement, especially in India and the global south, has lost one of it's finest minds and strongest voices. During this sad time remembering fondly his friendly demeanour, love for jokes and proactiveness in mentoring us young ones. Though i am still reeling with the shock of his sudden passing, I know that people like Amit Sengupta don't disappear with death. His views, his thoughts, his ideals will live on in those whom he inspired and that which he started! Zindabad!

Sailendra khadka
Forest Environment Workers Union Nepal
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Great loss to community, heartly condolence

Raj kumar Sinha
Chutka Parmanu sanyatra virodhi sangharsh samiti and NAPM Madhya Pradesh India

विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि। अभी 15-19 November को ढाका में आयोजित People's Health assembly में मिला था । अपूर्णीय क्षति ।

Amitava Guha
Public Health Expert

Looking Amitsenguta is loss of all Nothing can replace loss of Amitsengupta

Satyvan Pundir


बहुत ही दुखद व अविश्यनीय Vary big loss to PSM and PSM

Satbir Nagal
Haryana Vigyan Manch. Rohtak
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A loss of people's Science movement and family.

dr.sonia dahiya
jan swasthya abhiyan, Rohtak

It's very shocking to all of us, great loss to ours society, especially health sector.

Nirmalya Syam
South Centre
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Dr. Amit Sengupta's untimely death is an irreparable loss to the public health movement in India and the world. I have been honoured to have learnt from him ever since I entered the field of access to medicines in 2005 as a reasercher with an NGO in Delhi. His dry wit, ever smiles my demeanour, and the ability to speak truth to power has always left a deep impression on many. We hope we can draw strength from his life and continue on the path that he has shown us.

Devaki Nambiar
JSA
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Amit was truly the magic - the glue - the very solidarity in our movement. We are all gutted by this loss of someone who found a way to make all of us feel at home, all of us feel like we belonged and were part of something bigger than ourselves. Amit was ever encouraging, ever your confidante and mentor and I say this, knowing him only for a few years. I cannot fathom the pain that others may be feeling and am led by Amit's example when I extend my deep sympathies and affection to you all. As Leon relates, Amit was always a schoolboy - in his wonderment, his acuity, his humour, his compassion, and his belief in a better future. We all have so much more to learn from him: his example, his work, his thoughtfulness, his passion. And so much more to do - in honour of all that he has done for us with ceaseless, infectious optimism. You are ever loved, Amit.

Asim Sarkar


Great loss. Revolutionary tribute to him

Dr. Shakeel


Terribly shocking, Unbelievable

Haridasan K


Hearty condolence to comrade

Rakesh Chandore
Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Great loss to community, hearty condolence

Abhijit More
Pune, Maharashtra

Shocking, can’t believe

Rahi RIyaz Ahmed


Oh, Very sad, unbelievable

Virendra Malik


Shocked to hear the untimely and sad demise of comrade Amit Sengupta, Heartfelt condolence to the family and health and science movement.

Vijaypal singh


विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि

Sameer Das


Unfathomable loss. PSM lost, its national leader, Deep condolence to the family members

Shabana khanam
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

बहुत ही दुखद खबर है. श्रद्धांजलि

Dr. Deepak Ganvir
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Its huge loss to community.. RIP

Dr. Anant Bhan
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Extremely sad news. Sincere condolence

Sudha Tiwari
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

दुखद घटना, विनम्र श्रद्धांजली

Rafi Rahi Raza
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

It’s big loss of AIPSN & Health movements, we always remember your efforts. You will be with us Dr. Amit Sengupta.

Ashish Pare
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

साथियों हमने हमारे देश का कुशल नेतृत्व खो दिया. सादर नमन, विनम्र श्रद्धांजली.

Smriti Shukla
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

बहुत ही दुखद ............अमित सेनगुप्ता जी का यूँ जाना ..विनम्र श्रद्धांजली

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Nidhi Shukla

देश व प्रदेश दोनो में ही जे एस ए को अपूरणीय क्षति

Shilpa Jain
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

अमित जी का यूँ जाना पुरे पीपल्स साइंस मूवमेंट के लिए बहुत बड़ी क्षति है

Vinod Pateriya
Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh

बेहद दुखद , सादर श्रद्धांजली

Ramesh Pandey
Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh

सादर श्रद्धांजली, ॐ शांति

Ganesh Sharma
Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh

विनम्र श्रद्धांजली

Mulumba, Moses
Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Kampala, Uganda
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It is such a dark day! We have lost a fighter - I have met him in almost all the important meetings. He was always passionate, informed, outspoken and full of life! RIP Dr. Amit

Digvijay kumar
Institute for Developmental Education and Action
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I was shock to know about sudden accidental death of Amit Da.It is huge loss for PHM and JSA. His for community will always be remembed by health activist .I salute comrade Amit Da.I pray God to give peace of of great soul.

Dan Owalla
PHM-k/ KAPLET
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My first encounter with Dr. Amit sengupta was PHA3 when I sent him a presentation, he then adviced me not to make it too academic and break it down in simple words. Secondly Dr. Amit and I were roommates in this year's WHA watch period, he was a down to earth guy, he would cook meals and make breakfast, he made alot of jokes, made me feel at home and shared with me alot from his resourceful mind, I asked him at one point why he smoked too much and he's reply was " I have lived most of my life, the remaining is short so don't worry young man". My last encounter with him was at PHA4, I ran into him as I was coming out of interview room and he gave me a pat at the back and said " now run fast into any ongoing session of your interest", away from that he's presentation on the opening day was one of my take aways. Rest in peace Dr. Amit sengupta and thank you for sharing part of your life with us.

Joginder Walia
Society for Technology and Developmet
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We lost our pillar of People’s Science Movement..

Attar Singh
HGVS hisar
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Dr Amit Sengupta was an activist and leader for popularization of science and health.It is a great loss to mankind.

Peninah Khisa
PHM -Kenya
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There's no word that can express how sorry we are to hear a bout the death of Dr. Amit Sengupta, we were very stunned to this news and still can't believe that he died so unexpectedly..during this difficulty moment , our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

Andreas Wulf
medico international
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How cruel can life be? Only a week ago, we were sitting together after the 4th People’s Health Assembly in Bangladesh with the Steering Council and were planning the future work of the PHM. Now we will never here his voice, his wit, his humor, his anger about the unjustice and the Status quo of this world again. His voice was clearly heard in the global arena of health politics, when he warned WHO of the increasing influence by the big philanthrocapitalist foundations and criticized the damaging results for health of Free Trade Agreements and the power and actions of Transnational Companies. Medico international profited from his knowledge, his public presence and narrative skills many times at events in Germany or at the Geneva Global Health Hub in Switzerland, we discussed with him in Frankfurt funding strategies for the PHM in a world where critical voices of the civil society are increasingly under pressure and donors are looking towards “quick impacts” rather than sustained structures in advocacy and campaigning. We discussed and celebrated with him at the meetings of the People’s Health Movement. His death is a great loss for the progressive health movement in India and globally. We grieve with his family, friends and comrades for a powerful voice for the Health Rights for all people.

David McCoy
PHM, Medact, Queen Mary University London
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I first got to know Amit about 16 years ago, and there is much I could say about Amit's many qualities and attributes. But those that stand out for me include his special brand of quiet and gentle determination and strength of conviction. He was generous with his time and energy, and principled in how he worked with colleagues and comrades. It is wonderful to see Amit continue to inspire and encourage us all post-humously through the many tributes that have been written in response to his sudden and shocking death. May his legacy live on for many, many years to come.

NIEDDU Vladimir
PHM france
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De retour de Dacca, l'annonce du décès d' Amit SENGUPTA nous a laissés sans voix et profondément choqués. C'est une perte considérable pour toutes celles et ceux qui luttent à travers le monde pour le droit à la santé et une planète débarrassée de toutes les formes d'injustices. Son combat ne sera pas vain nous nous engageons à le poursuivre. Nous présentons à sa famille, ses amis, ses proches nos plus sincères condoléances. Vladimir Nieddu

Kristine Yakhama
Good Health Community Programme
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The Lord gives and takes thanks for the time we shared together. May you rest in peace.

Madhur Basnet
PHM Nepal
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Dr. Amit was a real leader, comrade and activist in PHM. We had wonderful time together for a week during IPHU at Kathmandu in 2016 where he had left us all spell bound with his in-depth knowledge and wisdom and his humane and humble character. We would feel invigorated with each of his deliberations. PHM and the world have lost a true comrade and leader in the global movement to make the world more pro-people. May his soul Rest in Eternal peace. It's time for us all left behind to reconfirm our commitments to the cause Dr. Amit has long fought for!!! Adieu! Lal Salam Comrade!!!

Amit Kumar
Oxford Policy Management
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Big loss for India especially for Public Health

Amit Kumar
Oxford Policy Management
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Big loss for India especially for Public Health

Majdi Ashour
Palestine
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The leave of Amit left me sad. I met him only once in South Africa in 2014 at the Global Symposium on HSR. My encounter with him had a great footprint on my soul. He is simple, genuine and sharp and his commitment to social justice and health equity is unquestionable. Our souls unite during our activism and rest. Rest in Peace.

K.haridasan
JSA..kerala
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Magician vanished away...The body ,mind and soul of amithji was always with peoples health. With tears we salute JSA kerala

Jagadeesh chandra bist
PHM Nepal
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It is a great sadness to hear that amit is no more with us. He was a true comrade, gtreat teacher and a leader of global health and justice for people arround the globe. He has left a legacy as a simple and committed personality. His contribution in shaping our ideology is priceless . Sincere tribute with salute.

Fran Baum
PHM-Australia
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Dear Amit You have been a comrade, friend and shining light. Your commitment to PHM and health justice has been totally unwavering. You brought intelligence, commitment and passion to the struggle for health. Those of us left behind will struggle to fill your shoes but in your memory we will make sure that generations to come will be inspired by your work, your legacy and the many lessons you have given to so many of us in PHM. Your life on earth has ended far, far too soon - at PHA4 you saw the magic in the air and I promise to keep working to keep the PHM magic alive and so inspire our movement to achieve the fair and healthy world you devoted your life to achieving. It is unbeliveable you won't be with us at our next PHM meeting - I feel so sad and empty thinking of my loss of your friendship. Please go in peace and the knowledge that you have been a massive force for good in our troubled world. With love Fran

Arun Gupta
BPNI
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It is with deep sadness I write to say that India has lost a pillar of the public Helath movement . There are no words to express condolences. His sudden passing away has caused a vacuum . He will always be with us in the continued fight to preserve public interest in health. Praying for peace and strengths to your family and RIP Amit !!

PATRICK KADAMA
AFRICAN CENTRE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION (ACHEST)
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The news of the tragic death of Dr. Amit Sengupta brings great sadness to us at the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST). We at ACHEST take this opportunity to reorganize the great work of the late Dr. Amit Sengupta and pay tribute to him, as a public health professional truly dedicated to the cause of eliminating all forms of inequality and, promoting universal health coverage to support primary health care towards health for all. We extend sincere condolences to his family, friends and all colleagues in the Peoples Health Movement as well as to the entire fraternity of the Health Civil Society Movement across the world. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Tributes for Dr Sengupta
Tributes for Dr Sengupta

“There was magic in the air for the last 4 days, the magic of people’s strength.”

Amit Sengupta, closing the 4th People’s Health Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear comrade Dr. Amit Sengupta, a beloved colleague, friend, mentor and activist. Amit passed away on 28 November 2018, in a swimming accident in Goa, India.

Amit was a founding member of PHM at its creation in 2000 in Savar, Bangladesh.

Trained as a medical doctor, Amit dedicated his life to the struggle for universal access to health, and worked on issues related to public health, pharmaceuticals policy and intellectual property rights. He led several research projects in the area of public health and medicines policy, and was associated with several civil society platforms and networks, including the All India People’s Science Network. He was the Associate Global Coordinator of People’s Health Movement (PHM) and coordinated the editorial group of the Global Health Watch and the WHO Watch. He was the Co Convenor of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), the Indian Chapter of PHM. He wrote regularly for journals and newspapers across India and the world.

Amit played a key role in the recently concluded People’s Health Assembly in Dhaka where more than 1400 people from around 73 countries came together to share their struggles and plan for coordinated action for health and social justice.
Amit brought his enormous political, organisational and leadership capacity to PHM. We were privileged to have him as a co-traveller. He leaves us a wonderful legacy: the magic of his life, his intelligence, warmth, honesty, joy, wry humour and his steadfast commitment to a just and equitable world.
The untimely demise of this special comrade and friend is an irreparable loss to all of us personally, Amit’s family and for the broader health movement globally and in India. We offer our condolences and solidarity to Amit’s wife Tripta and son Arijit. PHM and JSA will continue to carry forward Amit’s vision of strengthening the public health movement towards health for all.

Thank you comrade Amit.
Adios, Red Salute, Laal salaam!
Long Live Amit Sengupta!

People’s Health Movement Steering Council and Global Secretariat

TRIBUTE MESSAGES


Gelise
Painting for an Education
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The world is poorer with the loss of Dr Sengupta, his work is a credit to humanity. It will continue to echo for years to come.

Marielle Bemelmans
Wemos
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The Geneva Global Health Hub will never be the same. What a contribution and leadership Amit has played to the fight for UHC and advancing the right to health. We remember him as a powerful advocate, he made lasting impression on our colleagues at Wemos, as part of the WHO watch, the G2H2, PHM and other ways we have worked together in global health. Our sincere condolences to all his loved ones. On behalf of all Wemos team.

Suhas Kolhekar, Amulya Nidhi, Raj Kumar Sinha, Madhuresh Kumar, Meera Sanghamitra, Medha Patkar, Mukta Srivastava, Arundhati Dhuru, Rajendra Ravi and many others from NAPM
National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM)
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Amit’s sudden death has come to each and everyone in the movement as a shock and we are yet to come to terms with it. Amit was a friend, a comrade and warrior of people’s access to health, and a die-hard advocate of community and public health. We agreed to disagree on many occasions but his views shaped our opinion on many of these issues. While, some of our colleagues worked more regularly as part of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, of which NAPM is a long standing member, but many of us worked with him on other collective forums be it the Asia Social Forum, World Social Forum or the later processes. Dr. Amit Sengupta was the Global Coordinator of People's Health Movement and National Co-convenor of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan India, but he wore many hats, and wore them with aplomb. Many of us will miss his presence in various people’s movement platforms at national and international levels. He was one of the finest intellectuals in the country who worked to ensure that everyone gets access to medicines and quality affordable medical services. We found common cause with his emphasise on the social factors of health and the wider politics around the health and capital. His sharp critique and critical engagement with the modern science, neo liberalism and socio-economic aspects of technology, helped us get an incisive insight in to the developmental processes. He will be remembered for his exceptional organisational capabilities visible in many of the gatherings and coming together, which he facilitated, including just concluded third People’s Health Assembly in Raipur and fourth Global Public Health Assembly in Bangladesh. He not only curated and crafted these gatherings but had the amazing ability to take people along, build consensus and also provide and give space to younger generations, a quality not often found. In his death, our movement has lost a friend, a comrade, an activist, an intellectual and a teacher and trainer. His untimely and sudden death in Goa has shocked and saddened everyone. We at National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) pay our deepest condolence to his friends and family. We can only hope to collectively keep working to carry forward his legacy and the work. Zindabaad Amit !

Gouranga Mohapatra
JSA Odisha
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Tomorrow on 9th December, we the members of JSA, AIPSN & BGVS are going to organize a memorial meeting to remember our beloved guide, philosopher Dr. Amit Sengupta at Lohia Academy, Bhubaneswar.

Mira Shiva, Chinu Srinivasan and other friends at AIDAN
All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN)
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AIDAN shares its deep condolences and grief at the sudden, shocking, untimely passing away of Dr. Amit Sengupta, a leading activist of the Indian and Global People's Health Movement. Starting from the editing of the book in 1986, 'Drug Industry and the Indian People,’ Amit was deeply involved in the advocacy for pro-people rational drug policy. Since then he had consistently worked on different aspects of pharma policy – especially on Access to Essential Medicines, national self-reliance, Intellectual Property Rights and the full use of the TRIPS flexibilities. His important contribution to the National Working Group on Patent Laws to ensure inclusion of TRIPs flexibilities in the Indian Patents Act was widely appreciated. Amit wrote and shared the concerns for Policymakers as well as lay persons with equal ease. After the formation of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, as colleagues in the JSA we in AIDAN were happy to see Amit grow into the leadership role in the JSA due to his all round qualities like his unflinching committment to the cause of People’s Health, his sharp intellect and analytic mind, capacity to articulate in a simple understandable convincing manner, and involvement at grassroot levels. The sudden passing away of this fellow activist-intellectual and friend has created a big, big unbridgeable void in the movement for pro-people rational drug policy and in People’s Health Movement in general. As AIDAN we join fellow activists in JSA in paying our homage to Amit.

Mo Barry
HIV Young Leaders Fund
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If there ever comes a time, let it be known that Amit Sengupta believed, represented, and defended the values of the People's Health Movement and advocated for Health for All. While he is no longer around, we as a global community of global health advocates, are challenged to fill the void he left, a massive challenge and one that will require both as he put it 'purposeful optimism' and ingenuity in order to achieve Health for All in our lifetime. Rest in power, friend, comrade, and brother!

COMLA Senamede
CILSIDA/TOGO
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Quand un proche nous quitte la vie paraît si fragile; et Quand un être s’éteint sa lumière de vie ne s’éteint point. Dr Amit Sengupta, pour tout ce que tu as laissé pour nous je te dédie à titre posthume ce poème intitulé "Il restera de toi…" de "Simone Veil". Il restera de toi… Il restera de toi ce que tu as donné. Au lieu de le garder dans des coffres rouillés.Il restera de toi de ton jardin secret, Une fleur oubliée qui ne s’est pas fanée. Ce que tu as donné, en d’autres fleurira. Celui qui perd sa vie, un jour la trouvera.Il restera de toi ce que tu as offert Entre les bras ouverts un matin au soleil. Il restera de toi ce que tu as perdu Que tu as attendu plus loin que les réveils, Ce que tu as souffert, en d’autres revivra. Celui qui perd sa vie, un jour la trouvera.Il restera de toi une larme tombée, Un sourire germé sur les yeux de ton coeur. Il restera de toi ce que tu as semé Que tu as partagé aux mendiants du bonheur. Ce que tu as semé, en d’autres germera. Celui qui perd sa vie, un jour la trouvera. ***Simone Veil***

Nicoletta Dentico
Health Innovation in Practice
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Amit, I keep looking at your pictures in disbelief. No, I have not got over it. I have found it really hard to reconcile with your sudden, unexpected and absurd death. And I still do. The loss is immense. The human loss is immense. And the political one, too. It is quite too much to bear at this point of my life. That is how I have been feeling these past days.... You were the brightest mind. Yours was the sharpest analysis. And your silence would, each time, intelligently speak . It always carried a gentle authority, the wisdom of the man who sees issues and implications, and pushes things forward with endless persistence. Often, behind the scene. Since Gopa called me to share the news that "you were no longer with us", I have kept recalling the salient moments of our professional friendship: our first meeting in Savar for the first PHM assembly, the Geneva meetings around the WHO agenda items, the panels we have done together in Berlin, in Brasil, and again in Geneva. Your instant availability to respond to any request. The open attitude to new suggestions, and research hypothesis. The rigor of your mind and the courage of your positions, which unlocked the doors to our deeper understanding of the intricacies of global health. You were humble, nothing of the narcisism we find in some of our comrades. You were ready to take things on your shoulders, so immense was your sense of service and duty for the common good. Of course, you remain as an inspiration to us all. But I am senior enough to know, only too well, that nobody will replace your solid ancient wisdom and your endless capacity to stay in the backstage and serve others. Your sense of the collective responsibility towards humanity, in its diversity of needs and rights. There is a meaning in what happened to you that I cannot grasp in any way, right now. I hope I will. What I know for sure is that I shall always miss the special comradery that you were so good at inspiring, in our battles for the right to health. Thank you for everything you have done as a scientist, a medical doctor, a health activist, a man, a friend. Long Live Amit Sengupta!

Megan Arthur
University of Edinburgh
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I had the privilege of meeting Amit through the WHO Watch in 2017, and getting to know him better while spending 7 months in Delhi for my doctoral research. Though my time knowing Amit was relatively brief I will always be grateful that I got to meet and learn from him before his untimely passing. Beyond Amit's unparalleled technical knowledge, he imparted the gift of modelling a truly community-based and community-building approach to the global struggle for better health and access to healthcare. At the WHO Watch this manifested in teaching and facilitating workshops all day long with young advocates on a very wide variety of issues, followed by long evenings of cooking and socialising together to further build camaraderie and solidarity. Amit seemed to place a great deal of value in mentoring and building the next generation of advocates for Health for All. I hope he knew how much he inspired and motivated so many of us with his incredible breadth of knowledge and his warm and personable leadership style. I am so grateful to Amit for the time he dedicated to the WHO Watch and all of his valuable work with PHM, and also the time he took to chat and have coffee while I was in Delhi, though I know he would probably say that this reflects a neoliberal view of time. I will forever cherish the friendship and mentorship Amit offered me while I was in Delhi and everything I learned from him about health, health systems, and governance, but perhaps more importantly about how to approach advocacy and the importance of community and collective action. Amit seemed to truly embody the principle of people first, not only in his intellectual work but in all aspects of how he approached the world. His passing is heartbreaking and is an immeasurable loss to countless people and movements. He has inspired many of us along the way and I know we will do our best to carry his legacy forward. My deepest condolences go to everyone who is mourning Amit and especially to his wife, son, and close family and friends.

Zoe PC
Peoples Dispatch
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Amit is the type of person one calls an example. An example of revolutionary ethos, of humanitarian. A truly kind, joyful and extremely intelligent comrade. Your struggle lives on in all of us. Thank you for your kindness and your patience. You are greatly missed.

Barbara Fienieg
Wemos
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Last week's shock of the unexpected news that dear Amit Sengupta had passed is still there. Such a loss! With warm memories of his knowledgeable, inspiring and participative leadership in the PHM and the WHO Watch, and a sad heart I salute him! Heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends.

Andreas Wulf, President
Geneva Global Health Hub
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Coming together last week at a G2H2 Steering Committee meeting, we have been shocked to receive the news of the passing away of our friend and colleague Amit Sengupta. We will remember Amit through his dedication and humour organizing and facilitating the WHO Watch team. Amit also represented the People’s Health Movement in the Geneva Global Health Hub. We recall how he was able to present a digest of the most challenging items on the agenda of a WHO governing body meeting to us, at the civil society meetings organized by G2H2, without any hesitation. And how he could explain to a group of journalist the shortcomings of WHO protection against commercial interests. There would be so much more to share… Our thoughts and condolences go to his family and friends.

James Love
Knowledge Ecology International
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With a smile, a twinkle in his eyes, and a pithy observation and fugitive fact, Dr. Amit Sengupta charmed many into paying attention to the right things, and doing more, for more people. I can hardly believe Amit will not show up at the next World Health Assembly or NGO meeting somewhere in the World, and I am very sorry he is gone. He inspired and taught me, and I will miss him very much.

Felistus Chipako
PHM Zambia
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Dr Amit Sengupta, yes there was magic for 4 days in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the 4th PHM Global Assembly. I never knew you personally but you have left a great legacy, that will remember you forever. Farewell. Rest in peace. You ran your race very well. Condolences to the entire Sengupta family and PHM family. His legacy continues!! In solidarity Felistus Chipako

Make Medicines Affordable
ITPC
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We are deeply saddened by the loss of Amit, our friend, colleague, and an inspiring treatment activist who leaves behind an impact on the world. We express our sincere condolences to his wife, son and family. Amit leaves behind an impressive legacy. He not just contributed to, but shaped the agenda on treatment and universal access. Due to his work many more people received essential treatment and will continue to do so because of the path he laid.

Marcela Vieira
health activist in Brazil
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It has been a privilege to know Amit and to learn from all his generosity as a human being and a great health activist. He will be very much missed, but his legacy will sure live on through the many of us he has so deeply touched and inspired.

Alexis Benos
International Association of Health Policy in Europe
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The international movement for health is still shocked with the unbelievable news of the premature departure of our comrade and friend Amit Segupta. Amit was a leader of our movement. His sharp academic and research view combined with his clear philosophical perspective resulted in his dynamic and influential involvement in the international popular movement for health. With limitless qualities and skills, Amit, usually working with a rare modesty, coordinated masterly all kind of activities, going from the intensive intellectual work of assuring the scientific and political cohesion of all the five issues of the Global Health Watch to the tremendous efficiency in reorganising, as a real magician, in a few hours, the programme of the 4th People’s Health Assembly, saving this crucial for the international movement event. Through his active involvement in the courses of the International People’s Health University and the coordination of the WHO Watch activities, Amit is the mentor of a series of young activists who had the chance to work with him. The strategic quality -seldomly found, unfortunately- of Amit’s presence was his ability, position and will to combine and articulate the local and the thematic movements to the real and big screen, i.e. to the international movement for social emancipation. The abrupt vacuum that his departure produced especially in this strategic perspective will, unfortunately, influence negatively the movement at this crucial period. On behalf of the members and activists of he International Association of Health Policy in Europe we offer our condolences and solidarity to Amit’ s wife Tripta and son Arijit and express our solidarity with all People’s Health Movement activists all over the world. Long live Amit Segupta! Hasta la victoria siempre! https://iahponline.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/in-memory-of-our-comrade-and-friend-amit-segupta/

Dr. Goldy M George
Chhattisgarh
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It's shocking to hear the untimely and sad demise of Com. Dr. Amit Sengupta. It is not just a loss to JSA but to the entire galaxy of progressive sections of this country. I am sure that such a progressive, wonderful and vibrant human loss cannot be filled at any cost. I join in expressing the sincere condolences with the family and friends and wish that he may rest in peace.

Els Torreele
OSF - MSF - DNDi
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A great person has left us prematurely. Amit has been a true inspiration for many, including myself. I will always remember, and honor, his kindness, wisdom, and openness and am grateful for the profound sense of social justice and human values he instilled upon all of us.

Ashish Parwat
Chhattisgarh
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मृत आत्मा को प्रभु शांति प्रदान करे एवं इस दुख की घड़ी में उनके परिवार को शक्ति प्रदान करे । अमित सेन जी के द्वारा 2008 में स्वास्थ्य के अधिकार पर स्पीच जयपुर में प्रथम बार सुनने को मिला था जिसमे श्रीलका, बांग्लादेश नेपाल ,भारत के प्रतिभागी सामिल थे उनके द्वारा आखरी दिन में भाग लिया गया था मुझे और कुछ साथी को अंग्रेजी समझने में कठिनाई थी जब उन्होंने अपना स्पीच शुरू की और हिंदी में बात करने लगे तो सभी प्रतिभागी जुड़ कर भाग लिए उसके पहले स्पीच दिए हमारे साथी बोलने लगे कि हमे पता नही था कु इसमे सभी हिंदी समझने वाले है उस दिन अमित जी का स्पीच में जो बोलते थे वह आसानी से सभी सिख रहे थे मुझे ओ वर्क शाप आज भी पूरी तरह सर याद है हाल ही में उनसे दिल्ली में मुलाकात हुई थी ।

Gene Alzona Nisperos
Health Alliance for Democracy
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It is with deep sadness that we pay tribute to Dr. Amit Sengupta, comrade, colleague, and unwavering health activist. His untimely demise represents a great loss for the global health movement for social equity and health for all. The members of Health Alliance for Democracy in the Philippines extend their sincerest sympathies to his family. May his work continue to inspire us even as we move forward with the struggle that was an integral part of his life.

David G Legge
PHM
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Dear friend and irreplaceable movement leader, your brilliance, integrity, commitment and love will continue to inspire us.

Baba Aye
Public Services International
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The death of Amit is definitely a great loss. He was a towering colossus in the global movement for the realisation of public health for all. This was not just because of the expansive breadth of his knowledge and firm commitment to the struggle for a better world. It was also because of his warm heart. PSI mourns this death of a friend, comrade and ally. We extend our condolences to his family and PHM. We console ourselves with the fact that he fought a good fight, including with his intervention in debates. One of such moments was at the 30th PSI World Congress, last year: https://www.facebook.com/PSIglobalunion/videos/564475644000401/?__xts__[0]=68.ARA8lCohM1PpYzxcCkMjomM74B1ju5_G-4kzPp0IVTMxHlx06iA3rx74J4mo5g3EoYg6644KaUEbvmEy_xCvyoDFFpHSpyPaJUoKEEGGDax4sP4HKdruekVevdoiha2Ccle9Fp11paof9tdbD6uj8iI8VjrPIErqaxphp6BZMn4G23yYxbUxzk3jXZlUPfQxxAWeDKvpHdLqC43jGewtebiIKbhs1ydSrLcpZsNfKFptc2qIIZRwSsEXddyob25ApHCvyTWcg9c55mdJ5zzJ3YNPHWTT2FRadqLNkbofcayIe1uSUnYhAGreI_RcmpcudSd9x58V-shxlkBrFZVXfAkphiQ&__tn__=-R

Mauricio Torres-Tovar
PHM Colombia
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Es difícil muchas veces entender la vida. La semana anterior compartimos la intensidad de la magia de la cuarta Asamblea de Salud de los Pueblos con Amit y ya a la siguiente no podemos seguir contando con la magia y compromiso de él. Una gran pena, una enorme tristeza a traviesa nuestro corazón por la partida de Amit. Sabemos que el PHM perdió de esos hombres imprescindibles de los que habló Bertolt Brecht. Lindo ver todos los tributos puestos acá y en otros sitios, que reflejan el enorme apreció y reconocimiento que miles, en multitud de partes del mundo, le tenemos a Amit. Aprecio que se tejió producto de la inteligencia, sencillez, compromiso y humor que Amit nos brindó. Sin duda Amit es de esos seres humanos que engrandecen nuestra especie humana, que revela que hay una cara poderosa de lo humano que teje, construye y trabaja por la construcción de una sociedad con solidaridad y justicia social. Agradecimiento a la vida de Amit, al hermoso legado que ha dejado. Adiós querido compañero Amit. It is difficult many times to understand the life. The previous week we shared the intensity of the magic of the fourth Assembly of Health of the Peoples with Amit and already the next one we cannot continue with his magic and commitment. A great sorrow, a great sadness to cross our hearts for the departure of Amit. We know that the PHM lost those essential men of whom Bertolt Brecht spoke. Nice to see all tributes placed here and in other places, which reflect the enormous appreciation and recognition that thousands, in many parts of the world, have for Amit. I appreciate that it was woven product of the intelligence, simplicity, commitment and humour that Amit gave us. Undoubtedly, Amit is one of those human beings who magnify our human species, who reveal that there is a powerful face of the human that weaves, builds and works for the construction of a society with solidarity and social justice. Thanks to Amit's life, to the beautiful legacy he has left. Goodbye dear companion Amit.

Dr Suresh
Praja Arogya Vedika (JSA-AP chapter)
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Amit da, as many young activists like me fondly call him, was such a wonderful activist, leader, mentor and comrade. Hundreds of activists from PSM and PHM circles in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are not really able to digest the cruel fact that we will no longer be able to listen to his sarcastic, incisive and informative analyses on the pro-corporate and anti-people health policies of the Neo-liberal regimes... He had a special bonding with Dr. Ramachandra Reddy People's poly clinic, Nellore and PHM in (United) Andhra Pradesh. The delegates of NPHA, Raipur and PHA, Dhaka from Andhra and Telanga are flooding our watsapp groups with their memories of him. At a time when PHM in Andhra was weakened, Amit da paid personal interest in connecting the threads and took care to bring the movement back onto track. We will miss him badly... I will miss him badly. Red salute Comrade Amit

Renee de Jong
Wemos
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I am still shocked by the news. Having been able to join the WHO watch twice, I deeply honor the inspiring discussions and laughs we had. I am extremely grateful for the links he build between (young) advocates globally. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. What a huge loss.

Dr B Ekbal
JSA (PHM) India
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I’m devastated by the demise of my close friend and comrade Dr Amit. For the last four decades we were working arm in arm for the realisation of a people oriented health system for the country. We worked together with our friends for the founding of PHM (JSA) India and PHM Global in 2000. I share the grief with Ami’s family and bid tearful adieu to my dear friend.

Rajesh Pandav
World Health Organization
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It is so sad to learn about Amit's untimely demise. It has been a pleasure to know him for last several years. I particularly remember my discussions with him during the World Health Assembly and WHO EB meetings that I attended. I really valued his perspective on health. His commitment for promoting universal health care was commendable. What struck me was his humility. His interaction with young professionals was inspiring. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his family and to People's Health Movement.

Emelina Buenaventura
Council for Health and Development
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As we mourn with deepest sorrow for the untimely passing of a dear friend in the People's Health Movement, we celebrate his life and legacy. Your teachings, writings will continue to be our inspiration as we continue this struggle towards victory! Farewell,Dr. Amit Sengupta! You will be dearly missed. Mabuhay ka kasamang Amit!

Montasser Kamal on behalf of IDRC
International Development Research Centre IDRC Canada
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It is with great sadness that we received the news today about Amit’s tragic passing. This is a tremendous loss of a towering yet unassuming leader in global public health. Amit’s commitment to improving the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable is unmatched. We at IDRC feel privileged to have worked closely with Amit and were inspired by his dedication to social justice issues in health. His untimely death will leave a huge void. But he has left all of us with a remarkable legacy to help us all continue on his path towards equitable health systems and to nurture young leaders, many of whom he mentored and nurtured. Deepest condolences to Amit’s near and dear ones from our health team and other colleagues at IDRC who had known Amit and appreciate his great contributions.

Prabha N Belavangala
AIPSN
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ಡಾ. ಅಮಿತ್ ಸೇನ್ ಗುಪ್ತಾ ರವರಂತಹ ವೈದ್ಯರು ಬಹಳ ಅಪರೂಪ. ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಬರಿ ಘೋಷಣೆಯಾಗಬಾರದು ವಾಸ್ತವದ ಬದುಕಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಡಬೇಕೆಂದು ಜೀವನವಿಡೀ ಹೋರಾಡಿದವರು. ಅದರ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ ಅಭಿಯಾನದ ಮುಂಚೂಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದವರು, ಹಾಗೆಯೆ ಜನವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಚಳುವಳಿಯನ್ನು ಸದೃಢಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಮೂರು ದಶಕಗಳಿಗು ಹೆಚ್ಚುಕಾಲ ದುಡಿದವರು. 60 ನೇ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಅವರ ಅಕಾಲಿಕ ಮರಣ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಈ ಎರಡೂ ಚಳುವಳಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಡಾ.ಅಮಿತ್ ಅವರ ಸಮಾಜಮುಖಿ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಅವರ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುವ ಮಹದಾಸೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಭಾವಪೂರ್ಣ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ.

Prabha N Belavangala
AIPSN
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ಡಾ. ಅಮಿತ್ ಸೇನ್ ಗುಪ್ತಾ ರವರಂತಹ ವೈದ್ಯರು ಬಹಳ ಅಪರೂಪ. ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಬರಿ ಘೋಷಣೆಯಾಗಬಾರದು ವಾಸ್ತವದ ಬದುಕಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಡಬೇಕೆಂದು ಜೀವನವಿಡೀ ಹೋರಾಡಿದವರು. ಅದರ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ ಅಭಿಯಾನದ ಮುಂಚೂಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದವರು, ಹಾಗೆಯೆ ಜನವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಚಳುವಳಿಯನ್ನು ಸದೃಢಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಮೂರು ದಶಕಗಳಿಗು ಹೆಚ್ಚುಕಾಲ ದುಡಿದವರು. 60 ನೇ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಅವರ ಅಕಾಲಿಕ ಮರಣ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಈ ಎರಡೂ ಚಳುವಳಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಡಾ.ಅಮಿತ್ ಅವರ ಸಮಾಜಮುಖಿ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಅವರ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುವ ಮಹದಾಸೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಭಾವಪೂರ್ಣ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ.

Shehnaz Munshi
People's Health Movement, South Africa
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I first heard Dr Sengupta speak in Cape Town at the Global Health systems symposium and I recall his talk standing out as truthful, thoughtful. I went back to my notes, remembering that he made an impression on me. He challenged the global health and research community to confront power in all its dimensions - from our homes, families and within communities, global. He asked us to interrogate the impact of social movements. He wanted the research community to take seriously the practice of 'truth telling' when reflecting on the ebola crisis. I remember thinking how brave he was to say that it was a 'collective failure' because ebola could have been avoided if the global health community had invested in building public health systems across the world. He appeared careful of his words/ language, in a poetic way. I scribbled notes - language of care, solidarity, gender justice, equity, walk the talk. I am glad to have heard him speak in Savar, but sad that I didnt find him to have a conversation with him. Rest in power.

Diane Singhroy
McGill International TB Centre
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My condolences to the family of Dr. Amit Sengupta. This is an unexpected and tragic loss. I had the pleasure to finally meet Amit in Geneva where we had a stimulating discussion around Biologics. He was a warm and inquisitive person: A scientist for the people. We have lost one of our giants, but his work will continue in those who he has inspired and mentored.

Ingrid Dekker
None
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I met Amit during PH3 when i was part of the team to help with the travel organisation of the delegates coming from all over the world. I remember of Amit's contagious laugh, his smoke breaks which was so surprising coming from him. His energy of never ending commitment, and his calm. A huge loss. My deepest sympathy to his family and his friends.

Karin
Timmermans
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It is such a shock to learn about the passing of Amit. To me, he has been a great example; someone who was passionate and fair, critical and humorous, courageous and modest, smart and wise at the same time. He will be sorely missed by many. Sincere condolences to his family, the People’s Health Movement, and to all who struggle for more equitable access to medicines.

Mohga Kamal-Yanni
Oxfam
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Really sad with this shocking news. Amit was a great defender of the human rights to health. His enthusiasm , energy, deep knowledge and clear thinking were great assets to the health movement. His legacy will remain for generations to come.

Billy Mwangaza K.
PHM République Démocratique du Congo
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Dr. Amit, pour moi t'as été une source d'inspiration pour un militantisme en contre pouvoir constructif. Aujourd'hui tu as préféré te séparer de nous, mais nous le savons et sommes convaincus que tu seras toujours là à travers tes empreintes laissées dans le Mouvement. Alors que nous participions ensemble au Symposium Global sur les Recherches sur le Systèmes de Santé au Canada en novembre 2016, j'ai appris de toi "la lutte pour le Genre" à travers des discussions en coulisse et j'en ai fait ma lutte aussi afin de mobiliser la femme et la jeune fille dans le mouvement. A la clôture PHA4 à Bangladesh en novembre 2018, après les applaudissements des participants aux différentes personnes impliquées dans l'organisation, c'était le tour, dernier tour, de présenté un homme spécial. Dr Sanders qui le présentant n'avait pas trouver de mot directement pour représenter cette Personnalité et son rôle dans l'organisation de l'activité. J'ai vu AMIT débout sans mot, alors que les participants se mirent débout aussi pour l’applaudir. Plus de 5 minutes d'applaudissement, pour nous dire Adieu??? Que la terre de tes ancêtres te soit douce et légère. REST IN PEACE DR AMIT

Emmanuel Kosadinos
PHM/ Union Syndicale de la Psychiatrie (USP)/ IAHPE
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Like many health activists around the world, I got to hear about Dr Amit Sengupta, from Delhi, India, an important scholar, activist and comrade, through his work on public health, privatization and pharmaceuticals policy. My fellow activists in France, and myself personally are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Dr Sengupta, on November the 28th, in a swimming accident. His passing has left a void that will be hard to fill. His legacy will though continue to inspire us all. Please forward our sincere condolences to his family and People’s Health Movement

Michael Ssemakula
Human Rights Research Documentation Center and PHM-UGANDA
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Dr.Amit Sengupta was a great man, a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men in the public health activism-- great soldier in social movement building. We shall continue to love, honor and remember your phenomenal works and achievements in PHM because you used a matchless power for the good of man. Rest In Power dear our fallen giant.

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amit's passing. I consider Amit a mentor and a friend en deeply appreciate him for his unwavering sense of justice, clarity, and humour in going about it all. We worked together closely during my years at Health Action International, when I was just starting my work as an health activist. Overwhelmed by Geneva dynamics, Amit taught me to also laugh about things, relax and have some fun, while keeping at it. We always stayed in touch, and I have kept seeking his advice, up to him reviewing our last paper. My heart goes out to his wife and son, close friends and family. My condolences. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

Dr. Dorothy Chanda
People's Health Movement, Zambia
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ery sad news indeed to global PHM membership. I never met you but your closing remarks at the 4th People's Health Assembly in Daka Bangladesh summed up your passion and dedication to the PHM, Universal Health Coverage and Health in All Policies. We shall carry on your legacy. We pray for God's strength for your whole family especially your wife and son. MYSRIEP

dr. Dorothy Chanda
People's Health Movement, Zambia,
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Very sad news indeed to global PHM membership. I never met you but your closing remarks at the 4thublic Health Assembly in Daka Bangladesh summed up your passion and dedication to the PHM, Universal health Coverage and health in all Policies. We shall carry on your legacy. We pray for God's strength for you whole family especially your wife and son. MYSRIEP.

Maninder Pal Singh
PGIMER Chandigarh
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Dr Amit was a stalwart fighting for the people to make their voices heard and protecting the public health system. His immense contribution to PHM will be missed. Met him at NHA at Raipur, which became the last meeting. Deep condolences.

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amit's passing. I consider Amit a mentor and a friend en deeply appreciate him for his unwavering sense of justice, clarity, and humour in going about it all. We worked together closely during my years at Health Action International, when I was just starting my work as an health activist. Overwhelmed by Geneva dynamics, Amit taught me to also laugh about things, relax and have some fun, while keeping at it. We always stayed in touch, and I have kept seeking his advice, up to him reviewing our last paper. My heart goes out to his wife and son, close friends and family. My condolences. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

Chan
Park
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During my years living and working in India, I looked to Amit as my North Star. Even (or especially) in the midst of the petty internecine squabbles that can arise in any coalition, he was a calm and steadying voice, gently but uncompromisingly focused on our common goal of ensuring health for all. He had that rare combination of gentleness in spirit but fierceness in principle that all of us should aspire to. I will miss him.

Benny Kuruvilla
Transnational Institute (TNI)
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I first met Amit sometime in 2001, when he invited me to a meeting on the WTO at the CITU office in Delhi. Since then I have been fortunate to work closely with him and he was always willing to give advice not just on health policy but on a range of issues. He deftly connected politics, society and economy through the prism of health and worked hand in hand with a range of movements in India and abroad – on labour, women’s rights, trade justice, science, occupational safety, corporate power etc. I will sorely miss him, as a mentor and friend. Rest in power, comrade.

Elroy Paulus
PHM South Africa
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Hamba kahle (go well) brother Amit. You will never be forgotten. Elroy

Sophie Bloemen
Commons Network
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amit's passing. I consider Amit a mentor and a friend en deeply appreciate him for his unwavering sense of justice, clarity, and humour in going about it all. We worked together closely during my years at Health Action International, when I was just starting my work as an health activist. Overwhelmed by Geneva dynamics, Amit taught me to also laugh about things, relax and have some fun, while keeping at it. We always stayed in touch, and I have kept seeking his advice, up to him reviewing our last paper. My heart goes out to his wife and son, close friends and family. My condolences. He will be dearly missed by all of us.

Simrin Kafle
PHM Nepal
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I was the luckiest to be in the WHO watchers team...Your teachings and orientation during the preparation had given me a new life vision, a different perspective to think and act toward health activism....Your simplicity, hard work and commitment have always been inspiring for many young activists like me....We have lost one of our great mentors and a role model for activism... Sir, we will make you proud and keep your spirit alive...May your soul rest in eternal peace!!

Dr Ruediger Krech
World Health Organization
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It is with deep sadness that we learned about the sudden death of Dr. Amit Sengupta. He will be immensely missed in WHO. His voice was heard, his heart was felt. There will be people who will follow, but he cannot be replaced. Our sincere condolences go to his wife and hos son. Our thoughts are with the People’s Health Movement.

Y.K.Sandhya
SAHAYOG
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My deepest condolences.

Shailly Gupta
MSF Access Campaign
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Dr. Amit Sengupta had been an inspiration and mentor for so many of us in access to medicines movement. A Doctor by profession and an activist by heart. His work and inspirational articles will continue to provide us direction for years to come. Adios Amit

Narendra
Prayas
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When I got the news and got reconfirmation before being broken on the net, for a while, I just could not even grasp that Amit is no more with us. Writing 'was' for him is certainly a difficult thing as accepting that he is no more. I am not sure since I have known Amit....should be about three decades. The last I met him was in PHA 4 in Dhaka. I don't know from whom he got to know that I will attend PHA4 in Savar and he called me if I could chair one sub plenary. A few days earlier he called up if I could speak in the opening session of Indian Society for Rational Pharmaco-Therapeutics in Patna. I saw him in Dhaka after a gap and jokingly mentioned about increase of his abdominal girth, he smiled and said he is trying to reduce it. Amit was a person with attributes and full of life, his vast knowledge and articulation of complex issues in easy to understand manner always amazed and impressed me besides his phenomenon capability to be friends with everybody from any where in the world....... North to South or from East to West. He was a man of all and for all..... you could always count on him for any advise or for any assistance and he would be always willing. I recall, we travelled and worked on many events together especially the workshops we organised in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and many other countries for Commission on Social Determinants of Health of the WHO. Last two workshops we organised together were on IP and on free medicines in Delhi. Amit and his work will always be in our hearts and minds. Adieu Amit. Narendra

Krishna Kumar
IPHU/PHM India
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We have lost! An inspiration for activism, An inspiration for “Health for All Now”, An untiring walk for Equity, A chain of bringing many hands together for Equity, A voice for unheard voices. We are saddened by yours demise, may your soul rest in peace.

kamlesh khantwal
BGVS
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deep condolences

Pallavi Gupta
Independent Consultant
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Just like everyone else, I too cannot believe what has happened & think of Amit in the past tense 😔. Have learnt so much from the various roles that he has played & all that he stands for & inspires. His explanation of the whole TRIPS & TRIPS plus issues is etched so clearly in my mind, his role in JSA/PHM, the global health watch related work, the GHW reports etc. etc. If we, who are associated with him through his work are so shocked & in grief, can't imagine what his family may be going through. Wishing all of us, especially his wife & son, are able to pull all our strengths & courage together.... With very very fond memories, regard & respect for Dr. Amit Sengupta

Dr K. Srinu Naik
jana vignana vedika - Nellore
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Great loss . Revolutionary Tribute to Comrade & Hearty Condolence to him.

Gondi siva rama krishna
Ggh guntur
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Great personality with great vision . Untimely demise . Great loss to nation . May his soul rest in peace

Sirimal
Phm sri Lanka
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It is with profound sadness that we note the sudden demise of dr Amith. Dr Amith was a close associate of PHM Sri Lanka who has us many times. It is a great loss to all of us here in Sri Lanka who was in association with him. Our heartfelt condolences are hereby extended to his close family and all PHM colleagues.

JVLN MURTHY
People for INDIA
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Dr Amitsen AMAR RAHEY. We will always carry out his ideology for the overall development of the standards of our health and education. ....🙏🙏

Dr A. SATYANARAYANA PRASAD
NRI MEDICLA COLLEGE, GUNTUR, A.P
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Greatest inspiring personality! Great loss to people's health movement. But we together under the roof of J.S.A move forward to work for his ideals.,. 🙏🏼✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿 Johan Dr Amit Sengupta. Jana Vignana Vedika, Guntur, ANDHRA PRADESH.

Kshetrimayum Santa
Jana Swasthya Abhiyan , Manipur
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Imphal , dated 29/11/2019 Condolence on the death of Dr. Amit Sengupta. I ,Chairman of Jan Swsathya Abiyan (JSA), Manipur and leader of CITU Kshetrimayum Santa , condole the sad demise of Dr Amit Sengupta founding member of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan who passed away when celebrating his marriage anniversary in Goa due to swimming accident at a seashore. He was a doyen of People's Science Movement and People's Health Movement Worldwide.He spearheaded the People's Health Assembly-4 , Dhaka which was held from November 15-19, 2018 . Dr Amit Sengupta was among the prominent leaders of Dehli Science Forum and Jan Wsathya Abiyan in India. He worked for more than 30 years with various social movements around the world on the issues of Science and Society, especially his unabated dedication in the activities of JSA and All India People's Science Network is immeasurable. His demise will be an inconsolable loss for those who stand for the cause of better society. Dr Amit Sengupta was a regular contributor to Newsclick in various capacities. He vociferously advocated for the need for scientific temper and was at the forefront of the movement for access to health for all. People's Health Movement is a global network bringing together grassroot health activists , Civil society organisations, Researchers and Accademic Institutions. Dr Amit Sengupta has always played a significant role in Global Health as Convener JSA. Today the democratic movement in India and the health movement as a whole has lost an extremely committed voice. Kshetrimayum Santa Chairman Jan Swsathya Abhiyan Manipur

Shilpa Modi Pandav
Independent Consultant
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My association with Amit started 18 years ago. He has been instrumental in shaping my ideas. Amit was a rare combination of intellect, passion, promptness, integrity and humility. He treated everyone with equanimity and respect. For me this is a huge personal loss. My deepest condolences to his family and dear ones.

Martina Riccio
Centre for International Health (CSI) & PHM Italia
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I had the opportunity to see Amit just once, two years ago, in Vancouver. But I feel I know him very well through what is part, from the beginning, of my experience at CSI that was passed down from him and his action in PHM: a radical political approach to the fight for health for all, a global perspective and action linked with local contexts, strong personal commitment and, as Chiara wrote, a concrete practice of solidarity. This is how I met Amit: through people, relations and actions that embody a radical political view of social justice. Moreover, what we did in the last years as PHM Italia, strengthening our networks for the right to health, wouldn't have been possible without the political, intellectual and organisational dedication of people like Amit, that supported us from distance, creating the material conditions for all this to happen. Thank you so much Amit! Nothing will destroy all this you and we collectively create.

Vinay Viswanatha
Open Society Foundations
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Amit was a mentor and instrumental in shaping the values and perspectives that continue to guide me as person and as a professional. I first met him in 2005 when I shared an auto rickshaw ride from the Bangalore railway station to CHC office. An hour-long ride was just the beginning of a long learning journey with him – first as his mentee and then as a co-traveler in the health movement. Throughout the many uncertainties in the journey, Amit’s incisive analysis, strategic brilliance and humorous nature remained immutable. Of the many things he taught me along the way, two stand out: one, to never be afraid to speak out and stand up for what I believed in, and two, to keep constantly checking on whose side I am standing while analyzing any situation. And to do this in a kind yet determined way. The way he did it, all the time. The last time I heard from him was on Oct 29 when he asked me whether I was headed to Dhaka. Alas, I could not make it. Now, to realize I will never see him again in person makes me deeply sad and angry. The one solace is that his smiling face and the sound of his infectious laughter are etched in my memory. Amit, you have inspired and touched innumerable lives, far more than you ever realized. You may not be with us in this world any more, but please know that you will continue to be that inspirational figure for many of us to continue the struggle for a more equal and just world. Good bye for now, dear Amit… until I see you on the other side of the world...

Safiatou
Simpore
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Nous étions ensemble il y a 10 jours au Bangladesh. Quelle nouvelle choquante d'apprendre votre décès si brutale. Je voulais vous inviter lors de notre atelier en Afrique de l’Ouest afin que vous nous transmettez vos connaissances et votre combat pour une santé publique juste et solidaire mais vous nous avez quittez trop tôt. Quelle perte? Que la terre vous soit légère.

Benoit Capiau
Viva Salud
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“There was magic in the air…”; You made the magic Amit, you made this 4 days magic as you made PHM magic, and I am sure that thanks to you this magic will continue. Special thoughts to your family, friends and colleagues. Thank you Amit!

Jihad Mashal
PHM
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Amit you would be remembered as a true leader who is associated with all what symbolizes the spirit and values of people’s struggle for health and independence, you will remain in the minds of all who had the privilege to meet with you and hear your voice.may your soul Rest In Peace Jihad Mashal -Palestine

sehjo
industree foundation
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we've lost a rare human being with an equal ability to connect both to the profound, the visionary and to the small the individual, with equal passion and sincerity. You will be sorely missed Amit but fondly remembered

Prajval Shastri
BGVS Karnataka
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I travel to Bhopal with one part of me weighed down but another part convinced that I will be sitting around the table with Amit very much there in Bhopal. And that over lunch i will hear of the fantastic Dhaka conference... It is always hard to accept  a door closing with finality. The only way forward is to find shared and collective ways of opening it again, rediscovering for ourselves the threads of his arguments and the paths to tread. Amit was the first AIPSN person that I met outside Karnataka during my early days with the PSM. I recall vividly that moment the day before my first AIPSC. That look and handshake that contained  his  warmth, energy and his humour, symbolised for me the tenor of things to come.  The force of his arguments standing strong on the clarity of his thinking, opened windows for me even when I disagreed. So farewell it has to be Amit! But your spirit will live on -  in us, in the movement....  Privileged we were, amidst whom you walked...

Dr k v s sai prasad
Dr k.v.s.memorial children's hospital
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Inspired by your service to the humanity we try to work on your lines.we pay tribute to u &ur deeds

K. SASIKUMAR
J V V , ANDHRA PRADESH
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Continuing the legacy of scientific temper lay down by Dr Amit Sanguptha is a true respect and tribute for the departed great human bing.

Tido von Schoen-Angerer
former Executive Director, MSF Access Campaign
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My deep condolences to Amit's family at this difficult time. I mourn the loss of a friend and colleague, a kind, generous and wise man, always so engaged for the health people. I learned a lot from Amit and he was an example to me, how to be committed to public health and how to still be practicing medicine next to all the things he did. We met last in 2017 but I particularly remember when I visited Delhi with my daughter in 2012 and he generously took us around and we had good conversations. Rest in peace my friend.

Walden Bello
Laban ng Masa Coalition
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Amit was a steadfast and determined activist, a pillar of the global people's movement. You could always count on him to speak up for the oppressed, the marginalized, and the voiceless. A real tribune of the people, he will be greatly missed.

Rhali AZIZ
Collectif pour le droit a la sante au Maroc
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Dear All Je ne sais pas quoi dire la perte est énorme une perte pas seulement pour sa petite famille ou sa famille PHM c est une perte pour tout l humanité de perdre un militant dévoyer pour la cause humain pour le droit à la santé contre l impérialisme sous tout ses forme et sous la forme de ces bigpharma ennprenier lieu , repose em paix Cher Amit tout tes efforts tout ces principes que tu as défendu que tu as partager lors de tes formations ou tes présentations resterons sacrer pour nous tous Repose en paix Cher Amit tu as donne beaucoup et on attendais beaucoup de toi Repose en paix Cher Amit

Ravi Ram
PHM Kenya
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We all share the shock of losing such a vibrant mind and caring soul. Amit was driven by so many things -passion, intellect, science, justice - with a single goal of helping others who are less fortunate. There are so many ways to remember Amit, and his contributions in writings, organization, motivation are a legacy for all of us. What I'll remember most is our last conversation, in Delhi after PHA4, when he was thoroughly relaxed and feeling at ease. It was just a few days after he contributed his own magic to the assembly, and he was ready for more. Then, it was easier for him to be personable and he made several humorous cracks about himself. His humility and self-reflection were always apparent, and the warmth of his personality showed through. Even after giving his all for others, he wasn't lacking for energy. My thoughts are with his wife and son, who also sacrificed much so that Amit could pursue his calling. May they find some peace in knowing that Amit touched so many of us, and continues to inspire us toward the cause that he cherished.

Dr Anil Kumar Aavulappa
People's hospital
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Dearest comrade . can't believe that he has left us.its definitely a great loss to the people's health movement .it's a big lacunae that can never be filled.

PIRA Olivier
SUD Santé-sociaux 59
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Une délégation de notre syndicat a rencontré AMIT lors du forum social de Tunis. Depuis nous nous sommes inspirés de son investissement dans PHM et de ses combats pour construire des mobilisations sur le droit à la santé et sur les droits sociaux. Nous sommes très attristés d'apprendre son décès mais nous continuerons à l'honorer en prolongeant ses luttes et ses combats.

Judit Rius
UNDP
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There are no words to express the sadness of losing Amit so early and so sudden. Dear Amit, you touched many lives, made the world a better place and inspired me and many others with knowledge, kindness and uncompromising activism for the public good. you will be very much missed

Julie Steendam
Viva Salud
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Amit was one of the first persons of PHM I met, this during the World Health Watch in Geneva. I remember to be stressed to end up in a overly serious group. But talking to Amit reassured me. His intelligence, humour, dedication and warm personality were illustrative for this whole movement. His way of presenting made you want to cheer after every sentence. I did not had the chance to talk to Amit during the People's Health Assembly, and wanted to send him a thank you mail after. So my sincere gratitude via this way, Amit, for all the communications, mails, patience for what resulted to be an amazing Assembly. My thoughts go to his family, friends and all the people who had the joy to work closely with Amit. His quote 'optimism is an act of resistance' remains my guidance and will so even more after yesterday.

Linda Shuro
People's Health Movement Global
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Dear Friends It's still a shock because we were together very recently in Bangladesh. However I am grateful to have known Amit and always admired his level of knowledge and organisational abilities. I learnt a lot from him and also got a chance to taste his chicken curry in Switzerland which he prepared for the Watchers. He will be greatly missed and am challenged to do more in the struggle for health. Hamba Kahle (Go well) Amit.

David Sanders
People's Health Movement Global
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Dear Friends I, like so many, am consumed with grief at the untimely loss of Amit. Having worked very closely with him over many years and especially in the past several months around and at PHA4, I can only echo what many others have said in their tributes. He was, indeed, exceptional: acutely intelligent, exceptionally strategic and focused, passionately committed and hard-working, humble and always with humour. His death is a huge blow to family, friends, comrades and the global movement for health for all. We have to now take up the struggle against health inequity and its sources even more concertedly. Amit would have wanted that. I will be with you in spirit tomorrow morning at the cremation. Please pass on my sincere condolences to Tripta and Arijit. In solidarity.

David Sanders
People's Health Movement Global
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Dear Friends I, like so many, am consumed with grief at the untimely loss of Amit. Having worked very closely with him over many years and especially in the past several months around and at PHA4, I can only echo what many others have said in their tributes. He was, indeed, exceptional: acutely intelligent, exceptionally strategic and focused, passionately committed and hard-working, humble and always with humour. His death is a huge blow to family, friends, comrades and the global movement for health for all. We have to now take up the struggle against health inequity and its sources even more concertedly. Amit would have wanted that. I will be with you in spirit tomorrow morning at the cremation. Please pass on my sincere condolences to Tripta and Arijit. In solidarity.

Indu tiwari
G v s jharkhand, PSM
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We have lost a jenious parsonality. No one can componset this loss.

Pacôme Tomètissi
PHM West & Central Africa
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The dead are not dead: PHM West & Central Africa’s Tribute to Amit! PHM West & Central Africa (PHM WCA) is bitterly sad after the premature departure of PHM Global's Associate Coordinator, Dr. Amit SenGupta, founding member of PHM Global and of the Indian section. This sudden, terrible and tragic death surprised us all because we had just finished the fourth edition of the People's Health Assembly, commonly known as the PHA4. That's why, the announcement of his death was first taken by some as a bad joke before invading, like a trail of powder, PHM networks, health movements and more globally all progressive movements. He was very active from the planning of sessions to the self-organized workshops to PHA4 thematic groups. His contribution to the realization of this important event, which took place in Bangladesh a few days ago, is immeasurable. Amit is a freedom activist, a tireless advocate for marginalized people. PHM West and Central Africa (PHM WCA) salutes his memory, while seizing this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to continue the fight for health for all, together with other regions. Our thoughts are with his family, PHM and all of the progressive movements. In Africa, one says that the dead are not dead. One says that the dead are present though invisible. Amit is not dead! He is in our lips that will denounce repressions of liberties! He is in the crowd shouting '' health for all, now ''! He is there in our arms rising up and asking for justice! Amit one day, Amit forever! PHM West & Central Africa

Pacôme Tomètissi
PHM West & Central Africa
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Amit un jour, Amit toujours : Hommage de PHM West & Central Africa People’s Health Movement Afrique de l’Ouest & Centre (PHM WCA) a appris avec amertume le départ prématuré du Coordonnateur associé de PHM Global, le docteur Amit SenGupta, membre fondateur de PHM Global et de la section indienne. Ce décès soudain, terrible et tragique nous a d’autant tous surpris que nous venions à peine de clore la quatrième édition de l’Assemblée Populaire de la santé communément appelée la PHA4. C’est pourquoi, l’annonce de son décès à d’abord été pris par certains comme une blague de mauvais goût avant que, comme une trainée de poudre, la nouvelle n’envahisse les réseaux de PHM, des mouvements de santé et plus globalement tous les mouvements progressistes. Il était à l’œuvre entre le programme des sessions, les ateliers auto-organisés et les groupes thématiques de la PHA4. Sa contribution à la réalisation de cet évènement important, qui s’est déroulé au Bangladesh il y a quelques jours, est incommensurable. Amit est un combattant des libertés, un militant infatigable de la cause des gens marginalisés. PHM Afrique de l’Ouest et Centre (PHM WCA) salue sa mémoire, tout en saisissant cette occasion pour réitérer son engagement à continuer la lutte pour la santé pour tous, ensemble avec les autres régions. Nos pensées vont à sa famille, à PHM et à l’ensemble des mouvements progressistes. En Afrique, on dit que les morts ne sont pas morts. On raconte qu’ils sont présents même invisibles. Amit n’est pas mort ! Il est dans nos lèvres qui dénonceront les répressions des libertés ! Il est dans la foule qui crie ‘’santé pour tous, maintenant’’ ! Il est là dans nos bras qui se lèvent et qui demandent justice ! PHM Afrique de l’Ouest& Centre

Dr Gopal Dabade
Drug Action Forum - Karnataka
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The sudden and unexpected demise of Dr Amit Sengupta is a huge loss to public health activities globally and for I have lost a great friend. We worked together on several issues and Dr Amit had always stood with us during tough times. His work and contribution will continue to inspire activists all over the world

David McDonald
Queen's University, Canada
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Amit sat on the Steering Committee of the Municipal Services Project for many years and was an inspiration to us all. He was always the smartest person in the room! He spearheaded the work we did on universal health coverage, including an animated video we produced on the topic (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzNS5jd-LTY&feature=youtu.be). He will be sadly missed.

Dr.prasoona
JSA
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Really great loss to the people's democratic movements especially in health.we lost an intellectual,analytical democratic people's voice in policies and in politics in health.

A Raghunatha Reddy
JVV, Kadapa
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I had the rare opportunity to hear Mr Amit Sengupta in AIPSN meeting in Bengaluru. His progressive thought, strong convictions and commitment for social change are laudable. He remains an everlasting inspiration for science communicators across the country.

Avi Smolen
Open Society Foundations
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I first met Amit at a meeting about access to medicines in Istanbul four years ago and was immediately impressed by not just his knowledge, but the way he was able to make it accessible when teaching and sharing with others. I am amazed that he had time to do all the work he did. But it is a testament to his commitment to justice that he wanted to take on so much to make the greatest impact. The global movement for health in the service of the public good has lost a giant.

Reena
PSM/ AIDWA
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Dr. Amit Sengupta our co-travller in people science movement, humanist to the core, activist fighter for public health rights ... his going away is a huge loss to the movement... Our heartfelt condolences to the family...Red salute comrade.

Paul Cawthorne
Ex - MSF Access Campaign
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I send my deepest condolences to Amit's family and friends at this terrible time. His loss is a loss for us all.

Banza CHELA
Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC)
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Dr.Amit, you were jovial and use interact with anyone far from status consideration. You shall greatly be missed. MYSRIP

Brook K. Baker
Health GAP (Global Access Project) and Northeastern U. School of Law
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Seeing Amit was always a learning and inspiring experience - and one with a smile. His warmth raised the impact of his knowledge, wisdom, and commitment. Even though he was harsh in his judgments about a deeply inequitable world and the pernicious under-realization of the right to health, he added a gentleness to the world.

Anustha
Nepal Public Health Foundation
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It's still unbelievable news. A heartfelt condolence to you sir. May your soul rest in peace. You were inspiration to many of us. You will always be in our heart. We will badly miss your presence.

Suerie Moon
Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of Geneva
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I am shocked and so deeply saddened to hear this news about dear Dr. Amit. Just earlier today I had been preparing an invitation asking him to speak at an international event on access to medicines for NCDs. His recent report on biologics was sitting on my desk. Its difficult to believe the great mind that produced this work is no longer with us. His expertise, depth and breadth of knowledge, warm heart, tireless work ethic, mentorship and unflagging dedication to public health and social justice will all be sorely missed. He was and is an example for many of us, and we will sorely miss him especially at the next WHO EB in January. My deepest condolences to his wife and son, and to his many friends, colleagues, mentees, and admirers in India and around the world. We will miss you, Amit.

DINESH AWASTHI
JSA
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May God grant peace to the soul of Amit and give strength his family to bear this great loss

Nageswar Rao YS
Janavignana Vedika
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Huge loss to peoples movement

Nageswar Rao YS
Janavignana Vedika
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Huge loss to peoples movement

B. Rajasekhar Rahul
Janavignana Vedika
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Condolences to Dr Amithsen Gupta's family members

Spring Gombe
DNDi, formerly HAI
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You were a fantastic mentor, an inspiration. You taught me so much, and you made me laugh. It was always a joy to be around you, and I will miss you.

Mahesh
Jana Vignana Vedika
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We will follow your path..

Vijaya Kumar Reddy radha
Pvpsit
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Condolence to great person. Who served for nation to bring scientific temper.

Roxana Bonnell
consultant
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Amit was a true teacher. He was one of those few people I sought out for deeper understanding. His generosity, sharp thinking, warm laughter, humanity, courage, clarity and determination, combined to make him so potent and special. I will miss his kindred spirit and the insights he shared so freely. Thank you Amit for all you did, and for who you were. You made a difference.

Forum members
Forum Against FTAs (India)
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Remembering Dr Amit Sengupta, Reaffirming our Struggles The Forum Against FTAs in India grieves the loss of Dr Amit Sengupta, an indomitable spirit who stood for trade justice. He will forever be remembered by us all in the network as someone defined by what he stood FOR and not only what he was AGAINST. He was an active member of the trade justice network and spoke at many Forum events.He was one of our strongest voices on unfair intellectual property laws and policies. Forum members pay homage to him by recommitting our struggles towards all that is not right with 'free trade' rules, be that the WTO, FTAs or BITS. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family; we stand with them in this hour of grief.

Sharmin Sultana Tonny
Department of English, Gono Bishwabidyalay
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Dear Comrade, You are like a Star to us and we'll spread your shiny Rays....! Salute!!!

Pushkar raj
Rastriya Ekta Evam Manav Vikas Sansthan ,Bikaner (JSA-Raj.Network)
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Fully Dedicate Examples of Dr Amit Sengupta for Indian poor underprivilage community to great secrifes and land mark contribution specialy Human rights by healths rights sector and create ,formation CBO , NETWORKS and participate , supported every stage. So we prayer to omnipersent RIP Soul.

Dr. Marufa Afrin Mohona
Gonoshasthaya Kendra
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It was a great sorrow & tragic news for us that Amit Sir is no more. He's such a humble person & person of great heart, enthusias. He's an inspiration for the activist. Within my short period i found him a great leader. My deepest condolence to him. Wherever you are, always stay fine there. May his departed soul rest in peace alway. Respect towards Dr Amit Sir.

Dr. Marufa Afrin Mohona
Gonoshasthaya Kendra
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It was a great sorrow & tragic news for us that Amit Sir is no more. He's such a humble person & person of great heart, enthusias. He's an inspiration for the activist. Within my short period i found him a great leader. My deepest condolence to him. Wherever you are, always stay fine there. May his departed soul rest in peace alway. Respect towards Dr Amit Sir.

V.T. NAZER
Health Activist, KSSP Health Committee.State Convenor(Ex), Kerala
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unbelievable , Shocked me, I can't Accept this news My Dears My Deepest hearty condolence to the family and Friends

Krishnaswamy S
All India people's science network
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Shocking news. Amit apart from his leading role in the psm and phm was a great comrade - a kind being with concern for the human condition. He worked hard with clarity of socio economic political thought that is much absent nowadays. I am sure the Aipsn will find it difficult to fill his shoes. Personally I will miss the twinkling eyes and the friend that he had become.

Ujjwala masdekar
Prof karve Institute of social services pune, Maharastra India

I have just heard that Dr Amit Sengupta from the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan has passed away. A tragic death in Goa by drowning. My deepest condolences and Lal Salaam to him.

Dhananjay Kakade
Independent consultant Public health Pune India

What a devastating news Amulya. I spoke to him on Sunday. He said he desperately needs some time to relax. Then this...unpredictability of our lives. Feeling so down. You take care my friend.

Amulya


Amit da, Aapne raipur me Kaha thaa Amulya kya tum sabhi taiyaar ho to hum log har teen saal me health assembly karenge. Jindagi me Jo aapne Kiya sikhaya Humm pe vishwas Kar jimmedari di wo Kabhi bholaya nahi jaa Sakta. Amit Aapka khona maano himmat hi haar gayi pas yahi soch raha hu khabar jhooti ho. Amit tere sapno Ko manjil tak pahuchaenge main hi nahi mere saath Kai aapko hamesha yaad karte hain karte rahenge aur jsa Ko majboot karte rahenge.. Humme beech beech me guide karte rakhiyega Lal salam comrade

Latin American delegation
Latin America (MSP-LA)

I am SO SORRY FOR YOU (with a whole in our chest, all Latin American delegation is in shock) With heavy hearts and sorrow, the people’s Health Movement – Latin America (MSP-LA) regrets the death of our friend and comrade Amit Sengupta, PHM member since its foundation in Savar, Bangladesh, 2000. We as MSP-LA have witnessed the enormous political, organizational, leadership capacities and solidarity of Amit. We are hurting for his death, but we also appreciate having met him and being inspired by him. It is a great loss PHM and the communities of the world that fight for health. From Latin America we embrace their relatives and all the people affected by his death. Amit leaves us as a legacy the magic of his life, his intelligence, his warmth, his joy, his commitment to people´s health.

Taslima Jahan
United International University
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He is a sparkling spirit for the darkness. I got his message for access to medicine from the core point where we should defuse the frustration in any working movemen. A genuine spirit that encourage selfless motivation for any poor function in social commitmen, we often miss in this capitalist fog. May God revive his spirit again n again to win the humanity over centric poverty tried to grip this world

Bijoy panda
Bharat Jan andolan

Deep Condolence

Nikunj bhai
Bharat Jan andolan

Amit sen gupta Ko Lal salam

Dr Prashant Jha
Senior editor, South Asia, British medical journal

My heartiest deep condolence

Jaya velankar
Senior Activist, associated with various movements in India

Amulya, this is so so sad and awful...it was because of him that I attended Raipur .. that was the last time I met him....

Madhuresh Kumar
National alliance of people movement India

Terrible news Dr Amit Sengupta of AIPSN, PHA and friends and comrades in many struggles together passed away in Goa today. He was on holiday there. More details are awaited but probably heart attack while swimming. Such a terrible loss and I have no words and still can’t believe that he is no more.

Dr. Manuel Martin
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
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The first time I met Amit was in Geneva, as an attendee of the WHO watch. With his typically kind and patient mentorship he removed all our rose tinted glasses and imbued us with a nuanced view of not only the agenda items up for discussion but also of the immensely complex global health landscape. Since then I have met Amit at meetings on access to medicines and never ceased to be amazed by his ability to marry deep knowledge and understanding of the issues with the heart of an activist. His good mood was infectious and somehow he never grew tired of answering my many questions. Thank you for your mentorship Amit, you will be sorely missed.

Soumya Dutta
Senior Activist, India

Sad news indeed. All strength to his family at this hard time.

Gautam mody
Trade Union Activist, India

In the prime of life. An indefatigable warrior in the struggle for universal access to healthcare. An incalculable loss to the entire progressive moment...will I ever forget all the arguments we had through the early phase of the WSF which only always made our resolve to work together. Comrade Amit Sengupta Lal Salam

Joe Athialy
Expert public finance, India

That's very sad. Heartfelt condolences.

Ashok chaudhary
Forest rights activist, India

Shocking! Unbelievable

Shripad Dharmadhikary
Manthan Adhyan Kendra Pune/ Barwani, India

Terrible to hear this. Heartfelt condolences

Anagha Khot
Senior health researcher, India

Can't believe it Shocked

M. SHAWKAT ALI ARMAN
Gonobiswabidyalay
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Still can not believe. Rest in peace. I will upload his concluding lecture in PHA4 DAY4. Find opening link https://youtu.be/xVmP76HU-qo

Dinesh Rupakheti

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हार्दिक श्रद्धाञ्जली कामरेड !

S R Azad
Senior people’s science activist, Madhya Pradesh, India

Oh Very sad news, unbelievable deepest hearty condolence to the family and people health and science movement

Neha Dixit
Senior Journalist, Delhi

Deep condolence

Sumitra Chandel
Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti
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Cruel hands of density has snatched from all of us who were associated with Dr.Amit Sen Gupta a visionary, mentor and a gem .His loss to the movement is irreparable and the void left by his sudden,sad & untimely demise can not be fulfilled.However,we have to tread the path he constructed for us to take his ideal and vision forward.Heartfelt condolences to d bereaved family.May rest in peace. Sumitra chandel from [email protected]

Sumitra Chandel
Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti
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Cruel hands of density has snatched from all of us who were associated with Dr.Amit Sen Gupta a visionary, mentor and a gem .His loss to the movement is irreparable and the void left by his sudden,sad & untimely demise can not be fulfilled.However,we have to tread the path he constructed for us to take his ideal and vision forward.Heartfelt condolences to d bereaved family.May rest in peace. Sumitra chandel from [email protected]

Inayat Singh Kakar
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan
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Very very sad news…the demise of Dr. Amit Sengupta. The health movement, especially in India and the global south, has lost one of it's finest minds and strongest voices. During this sad time remembering fondly his friendly demeanour, love for jokes and proactiveness in mentoring us young ones. Though i am still reeling with the shock of his sudden passing, I know that people like Amit Sengupta don't disappear with death. His views, his thoughts, his ideals will live on in those whom he inspired and that which he started! Zindabad!

Sailendra khadka
Forest Environment Workers Union Nepal
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Great loss to community, heartly condolence

Raj kumar Sinha
Chutka Parmanu sanyatra virodhi sangharsh samiti and NAPM Madhya Pradesh India

विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि। अभी 15-19 November को ढाका में आयोजित People's Health assembly में मिला था । अपूर्णीय क्षति ।

Amitava Guha
Public Health Expert

Looking Amitsenguta is loss of all Nothing can replace loss of Amitsengupta

Satyvan Pundir


बहुत ही दुखद व अविश्यनीय Vary big loss to PSM and PSM

Satbir Nagal
Haryana Vigyan Manch. Rohtak
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A loss of people's Science movement and family.

dr.sonia dahiya
jan swasthya abhiyan, Rohtak

It's very shocking to all of us, great loss to ours society, especially health sector.

Nirmalya Syam
South Centre
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Dr. Amit Sengupta's untimely death is an irreparable loss to the public health movement in India and the world. I have been honoured to have learnt from him ever since I entered the field of access to medicines in 2005 as a reasercher with an NGO in Delhi. His dry wit, ever smiles my demeanour, and the ability to speak truth to power has always left a deep impression on many. We hope we can draw strength from his life and continue on the path that he has shown us.

Devaki Nambiar
JSA
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Amit was truly the magic - the glue - the very solidarity in our movement. We are all gutted by this loss of someone who found a way to make all of us feel at home, all of us feel like we belonged and were part of something bigger than ourselves. Amit was ever encouraging, ever your confidante and mentor and I say this, knowing him only for a few years. I cannot fathom the pain that others may be feeling and am led by Amit's example when I extend my deep sympathies and affection to you all. As Leon relates, Amit was always a schoolboy - in his wonderment, his acuity, his humour, his compassion, and his belief in a better future. We all have so much more to learn from him: his example, his work, his thoughtfulness, his passion. And so much more to do - in honour of all that he has done for us with ceaseless, infectious optimism. You are ever loved, Amit.

Asim Sarkar


Great loss. Revolutionary tribute to him

Dr. Shakeel


Terribly shocking, Unbelievable

Haridasan K


Hearty condolence to comrade

Rakesh Chandore
Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Great loss to community, hearty condolence

Abhijit More
Pune, Maharashtra

Shocking, can’t believe

Rahi RIyaz Ahmed


Oh, Very sad, unbelievable

Virendra Malik


Shocked to hear the untimely and sad demise of comrade Amit Sengupta, Heartfelt condolence to the family and health and science movement.

Vijaypal singh


विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि

Sameer Das


Unfathomable loss. PSM lost, its national leader, Deep condolence to the family members

Shabana khanam
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

बहुत ही दुखद खबर है. श्रद्धांजलि

Dr. Deepak Ganvir
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Its huge loss to community.. RIP

Dr. Anant Bhan
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Extremely sad news. Sincere condolence

Sudha Tiwari
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

दुखद घटना, विनम्र श्रद्धांजली

Rafi Rahi Raza
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

It’s big loss of AIPSN & Health movements, we always remember your efforts. You will be with us Dr. Amit Sengupta.

Ashish Pare
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

साथियों हमने हमारे देश का कुशल नेतृत्व खो दिया. सादर नमन, विनम्र श्रद्धांजली.

Smriti Shukla
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

बहुत ही दुखद ............अमित सेनगुप्ता जी का यूँ जाना ..विनम्र श्रद्धांजली

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Nidhi Shukla

देश व प्रदेश दोनो में ही जे एस ए को अपूरणीय क्षति

Shilpa Jain
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

अमित जी का यूँ जाना पुरे पीपल्स साइंस मूवमेंट के लिए बहुत बड़ी क्षति है

Vinod Pateriya
Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh

बेहद दुखद , सादर श्रद्धांजली

Ramesh Pandey
Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh

सादर श्रद्धांजली, ॐ शांति

Ganesh Sharma
Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh

विनम्र श्रद्धांजली

Mulumba, Moses
Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Kampala, Uganda
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It is such a dark day! We have lost a fighter - I have met him in almost all the important meetings. He was always passionate, informed, outspoken and full of life! RIP Dr. Amit

Digvijay kumar
Institute for Developmental Education and Action
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I was shock to know about sudden accidental death of Amit Da.It is huge loss for PHM and JSA. His for community will always be remembed by health activist .I salute comrade Amit Da.I pray God to give peace of of great soul.

Dan Owalla
PHM-k/ KAPLET
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My first encounter with Dr. Amit sengupta was PHA3 when I sent him a presentation, he then adviced me not to make it too academic and break it down in simple words. Secondly Dr. Amit and I were roommates in this year's WHA watch period, he was a down to earth guy, he would cook meals and make breakfast, he made alot of jokes, made me feel at home and shared with me alot from his resourceful mind, I asked him at one point why he smoked too much and he's reply was " I have lived most of my life, the remaining is short so don't worry young man". My last encounter with him was at PHA4, I ran into him as I was coming out of interview room and he gave me a pat at the back and said " now run fast into any ongoing session of your interest", away from that he's presentation on the opening day was one of my take aways. Rest in peace Dr. Amit sengupta and thank you for sharing part of your life with us.

Joginder Walia
Society for Technology and Developmet
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We lost our pillar of People’s Science Movement..

Attar Singh
HGVS hisar
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Dr Amit Sengupta was an activist and leader for popularization of science and health.It is a great loss to mankind.

Peninah Khisa
PHM -Kenya
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There's no word that can express how sorry we are to hear a bout the death of Dr. Amit Sengupta, we were very stunned to this news and still can't believe that he died so unexpectedly..during this difficulty moment , our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

Andreas Wulf
medico international
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How cruel can life be? Only a week ago, we were sitting together after the 4th People’s Health Assembly in Bangladesh with the Steering Council and were planning the future work of the PHM. Now we will never here his voice, his wit, his humor, his anger about the unjustice and the Status quo of this world again. His voice was clearly heard in the global arena of health politics, when he warned WHO of the increasing influence by the big philanthrocapitalist foundations and criticized the damaging results for health of Free Trade Agreements and the power and actions of Transnational Companies. Medico international profited from his knowledge, his public presence and narrative skills many times at events in Germany or at the Geneva Global Health Hub in Switzerland, we discussed with him in Frankfurt funding strategies for the PHM in a world where critical voices of the civil society are increasingly under pressure and donors are looking towards “quick impacts” rather than sustained structures in advocacy and campaigning. We discussed and celebrated with him at the meetings of the People’s Health Movement. His death is a great loss for the progressive health movement in India and globally. We grieve with his family, friends and comrades for a powerful voice for the Health Rights for all people.

David McCoy
PHM, Medact, Queen Mary University London
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I first got to know Amit about 16 years ago, and there is much I could say about Amit's many qualities and attributes. But those that stand out for me include his special brand of quiet and gentle determination and strength of conviction. He was generous with his time and energy, and principled in how he worked with colleagues and comrades. It is wonderful to see Amit continue to inspire and encourage us all post-humously through the many tributes that have been written in response to his sudden and shocking death. May his legacy live on for many, many years to come.

NIEDDU Vladimir
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De retour de Dacca, l'annonce du décès d' Amit SENGUPTA nous a laissés sans voix et profondément choqués. C'est une perte considérable pour toutes celles et ceux qui luttent à travers le monde pour le droit à la santé et une planète débarrassée de toutes les formes d'injustices. Son combat ne sera pas vain nous nous engageons à le poursuivre. Nous présentons à sa famille, ses amis, ses proches nos plus sincères condoléances. Vladimir Nieddu

Kristine Yakhama
Good Health Community Programme
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The Lord gives and takes thanks for the time we shared together. May you rest in peace.

Madhur Basnet
PHM Nepal
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Dr. Amit was a real leader, comrade and activist in PHM. We had wonderful time together for a week during IPHU at Kathmandu in 2016 where he had left us all spell bound with his in-depth knowledge and wisdom and his humane and humble character. We would feel invigorated with each of his deliberations. PHM and the world have lost a true comrade and leader in the global movement to make the world more pro-people. May his soul Rest in Eternal peace. It's time for us all left behind to reconfirm our commitments to the cause Dr. Amit has long fought for!!! Adieu! Lal Salam Comrade!!!

Amit Kumar
Oxford Policy Management
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Big loss for India especially for Public Health

Amit Kumar
Oxford Policy Management
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Big loss for India especially for Public Health

Majdi Ashour
Palestine
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The leave of Amit left me sad. I met him only once in South Africa in 2014 at the Global Symposium on HSR. My encounter with him had a great footprint on my soul. He is simple, genuine and sharp and his commitment to social justice and health equity is unquestionable. Our souls unite during our activism and rest. Rest in Peace.

K.haridasan
JSA..kerala
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Magician vanished away...The body ,mind and soul of amithji was always with peoples health. With tears we salute JSA kerala

Jagadeesh chandra bist
PHM Nepal
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It is a great sadness to hear that amit is no more with us. He was a true comrade, gtreat teacher and a leader of global health and justice for people arround the globe. He has left a legacy as a simple and committed personality. His contribution in shaping our ideology is priceless . Sincere tribute with salute.

Fran Baum
PHM-Australia
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Dear Amit You have been a comrade, friend and shining light. Your commitment to PHM and health justice has been totally unwavering. You brought intelligence, commitment and passion to the struggle for health. Those of us left behind will struggle to fill your shoes but in your memory we will make sure that generations to come will be inspired by your work, your legacy and the many lessons you have given to so many of us in PHM. Your life on earth has ended far, far too soon - at PHA4 you saw the magic in the air and I promise to keep working to keep the PHM magic alive and so inspire our movement to achieve the fair and healthy world you devoted your life to achieving. It is unbeliveable you won't be with us at our next PHM meeting - I feel so sad and empty thinking of my loss of your friendship. Please go in peace and the knowledge that you have been a massive force for good in our troubled world. With love Fran

Arun Gupta
BPNI
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It is with deep sadness I write to say that India has lost a pillar of the public Helath movement . There are no words to express condolences. His sudden passing away has caused a vacuum . He will always be with us in the continued fight to preserve public interest in health. Praying for peace and strengths to your family and RIP Amit !!

PATRICK KADAMA
AFRICAN CENTRE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION (ACHEST)
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The news of the tragic death of Dr. Amit Sengupta brings great sadness to us at the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST). We at ACHEST take this opportunity to reorganize the great work of the late Dr. Amit Sengupta and pay tribute to him, as a public health professional truly dedicated to the cause of eliminating all forms of inequality and, promoting universal health coverage to support primary health care towards health for all. We extend sincere condolences to his family, friends and all colleagues in the Peoples Health Movement as well as to the entire fraternity of the Health Civil Society Movement across the world. May his soul rest in eternal peace.