Social activist, feminist writer and journalist Vidya Bal passed away. She was known for her heroic oppressive practices involving women. She was a forefront fighter for women equality with men. she approached Mumbai High Court demanding enforcement of the law to allow women in all Hindu Religious places. Her Public Interest Litigation was against the restriction of women at Shani Shingnapur temple under Maharashtra Hindu Place of Worship Act, 1956. She won the case paving way for women’s right inside the temple.
Apart from Shani Shingnapur, she has also fought several legal battles for women to enter religious places of worship. She has written famous biographies namely Kamlaki and Valvantatil.