M. C. Mehta
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Mahesh Chandra Mehta
|Occupation||Public interest attorney|
Mahesh Chandra Mehta is a public interest attorney from India. He single-handedly won numerous landmark judgments from India’s Supreme Court since 1984, including introducing lead-free gasoline to India and reducing the industrial pollution fouling the Ganga and eroding the Taj Mahal. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1996 for his continuous fights in Indian courts against pollution-causing industries.
He received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Asia for Public Service in 1997. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016. He is a trustee of People for Animals.
- ^ Goldman Environmental Prize: M.C. Mehta Archived 4 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on 28 November 2007)
- ^ "Padma Awards 2016". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- ^ "PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS". www.peopleforanimalsindia.org. Retrieved 28 April 2018.