Gangubai Kothewali

Indian sex worker and social activist (died 1977) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Gangubai Harjeevandas (1907 – 8 September 1977),[lower-alpha 1] better known as Gangubai Kothewali[3][lower-alpha 2] or Gangubai Kathiawadi,[3][lower-alpha 3] was an Indian social activist, prostitute and madam of a brothel in the Kamathipura area of Mumbai during the 1960s. Gangubai worked for the rights of sex-workers and for the well-being of orphans.[5] She gradually ended up operating her own brothel and is known to also have lobbied for the rights of commercial sex workers.[6]

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Gangubai Kothewali
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Gangubai Kothewali, a social activist, prostitute and a madame.
Born
Ganga Harjeevandas

1907
Kathiawar, British India
(present-day Gujarat, India)
Died(1977-09-08)8 September 1977[1]
Other namesGangubai Kathiawadi
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