Rajiv Dixit

Rajiv Dixit
Born 30 November 1967
Allahabad, India
Died 30 November 2010(2010-11-30) (aged 43)[1]
Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Nationality Indian
Education M.Tech

Rajiv Dixit (1967—2010) was an Indian social activist who launched the Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement) in the early 1990s as a campaign to protect Indian industries.[2][3] An aide to Ramdev, he also served as the national secretary to Ramdev's anti-corruption organisation, Bharat Swabhiman Andolan.[1]

Early life

Rajiv Dixit was born in Allahabad. He had an M.Tech degree.[4]


Dixit founded the Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement) and was a campaigner for the protection of Indian industries[2] from the 1990s when multi-national corporations were increasing their presence in India as a part of a trend towards globalisation.[4]

Dixit demanded decentralisation of the taxation system, saying that the existing system was the core reason for bureaucratic corruption. He claimed that 80 per cent of tax revenue was used to pay politicians and bureaucrats. He compared the budget system of the Indian government to the earlier British budget system in India, presenting statistics which he claimed showed that they were the same.[5]


Dixit died on 30 November 2010 while in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.[4]


Dixit wrote several books:[6]

  • Swadeshi Chikitsa (in 4 volumes)
  • Gau Gauvansh Par Aadharit Swadeshi Krishi
  • Gau Mata Panchgavya Chikitsa


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