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Sanjiv Chaturvedi

The Line That Would Hold For Long Asia’s selfless do-gooders have been recognised for decades by the Magsaysay awards. Philippines president Benigno Aquino applauds the winners—(L to R) Kommaly Chan­ta­vong (Laos), L.F. Amilbangsa (Philippines), Anshu Gupta and Sanjiv Chaturvedi (India) and Kyaw Thu (Myanmar). We bow in their honour.

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Shootin’ Straight at Graft Anti-corruption crusaders must expect the worst. Sanjiv Chaturvedi's life was blighted when he was diligently vigilant at AIIMS, New Delhi. The indefatigable Chaturvedi rightly won the Magsaysay award, which he receives here from Philippines president Benigno Aquino III.

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Ramon Magsaysay Foun­dation awarded Indian Forest Ser­vice officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi

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Whistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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At his desk Chaturvedi is used to trouble

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Sanjiv Chaturvedi in front of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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