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Death of Indian artist-activist from Covid-19 shakes up local community in Karnataka

Mr Nanjundasamy M. working on a community mural for a sustainable farming collective called Amrita Bhoomi – the Evergreen Earth. PHOTO: HARISH KUMAR
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CHAMARAJANAGAR - An elderly woman threw herself on the ground outside the Chamarajanagar district government hospital in India's Karnataka state on May 20, crying till the ground beneath her was wet with her tears.

A doctor had just announced that her son had died of Covid-19. Mr Nanjundasamy M., 36, had been admitted to the hospital only the previous day. He was gone before his test results were out.

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