Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 03:17 PM
Founder of Safai Karmachari Andolan Bezawada Wilson and revolutionary Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna were among the Ramon Magsaysay Awardees, 2016, from India. Wilson won the award for his campaign against manual scavenging. Krishna won the award for his revolutionary musical compositions. Wilson, who hails from a Telugu family, worked for the welfare of his fellow scavengers at Kolar Gold Mines in Karnataka.