Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 26 June 2012

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This Indian farmer turned social worker and politician has contested election to the Parliament against Rajiv Gandhi in 1989 under a very 'unusual' circumstance. He also contested the 2004 parliamentary election from Lal Ganj Constituency. He formed a world renowned organisation of people afflicted with the same unusual condition, which has an estimated all-India membership of about 20,000. Unfortunately, his organization has been able to help only four (4) of its members till date. He was awarded the Ig Nobel Prize in the year 2003.
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Identify this gentleman. Also, tell us the name of the organization founded by him.
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Answer: Time for the answer to the daily quiz question. The name of the person is Lal Bihari Mritak, where "Mritak", literally "dead man", was added by him through a court affidavit.
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He founded Mritak Sangh or the Association of the Dead in Uttar Pradesh.
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In a curious twist of fate, Lal Bihari was officially dead between 1976 and 1994. He fought Indian government bureaucracy for 18 years to prove that he is alive. When Lal Bihari tried to apply for a bank loan in 1976, he found out that he was officially dead. His uncle had bribed a government official to register him as dead, so that he would get the ownership of Bihari's land. In order to prove himself to be alive, he fought the General Election of 1989, against Rajiv Gandhi, then the incumbent Prime Minister of India.

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