Born in December 7, 1959 at Nagpur, Sanjoy Ghose spent his childhood in Mumbai, Maharashtra. A sensitive child, he was disturbed by the inequities of Indian society from a very young age. This motivated him towards becoming a catalyst for social change.
Sanjoy’s father, Mr. Shankar Ghose, now President of the Governing Body of Charkha, recalls, “While still in school, he once spent two nights in a Bombay (presently Mumbai) slum in torrential rain just to get a feel of the real problems that plague slums.”
He adds, “When we were dissuading Sanjoy from going to terrorism-ridden Assam, he replied, ‘Then whose son will you send ?’”
His abduction in July 1997 by ULFA militants from Majuli, the world’s largest riverine island, has been an irreparable loss to the institution and the development sector at large.