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Rajiv Dixit

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Rajiv Dixit
Born30 November 1967[citation needed]
Allahabad, India
Died30 November 2010(2010-11-30) (aged 43)[1]

Rajiv Dixit (1967—2010) was an Indian social activist.

He launched a 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.


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


  1. ^ a b Kidwai, Rasheed (19 June 2016). "Baba's 'plan' that went bust". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Priyanka P. Narain (5 April 2009), And then, there will be a revolution, Mint
  3. ^ Raju Bist (29 June 2004), "A price too high for Indian farmers", Asia Times, Mumbai
  4. ^ a b Kumaraswam, B. M. (2 December 2010), "Youthful crusader of Swadeshi", The New Indian Express, Shimoga
  5. ^ "Decentralise taxes, says Azadi Bachao Andolan supporter", The Times of India, 9 March 2003
  6. ^ Rajiv Dixit Books, Ringaal