Mumbai: Animal activist Sourabh Edwankar passes away, prayer meet at Borivali | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: Well-known animal activist of Mumbai Animal Association (MAA), Sourabh Edwankar, passed away on Wednesday following a prolonged battle with cancer. Several animal activists and NGOs have expressed shock and grief at his demise.
Edwankar was 51.
“A prayer meet for Sourabh Edwankar has been arranged on December 10, from 5pm to 7pm, at Sri Lohar Sutar Gnyati Hitachinatak Mandal welfare center, Duttapada road, opp Raj Hill tower, near BMC school, Borivali east,” informed MAA activist Chaitya Mehta
“He (Edwankar) was a very sincere animal welfare worker and tirelessly worked for animal rights even after being afflicted with cancer in 2015,” said another MAA activist.
Edwankar had started sterilization program for stray dogs in Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar way back in 2005.
Senior activitists such as Roxanne Davur, Salim Charania, Nilesh Bhanage, Christina Lobo and many more posted touching messages on facebook and other online sites regarding Edwankar.
Edwankar also inspired many to join the animal rights movement, and was known to participate in marathons in the city, while spreading awareness about animal rights.
He had studied in Don Bosco school in Borivali, and is survived by his daughter Diya, wife Kirti and his parents and brother.



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