Why my friend Mahesh Raut – accused in Bhima Koregaon violence – is not an ‘urban Maoist’
Dayliyo.in / By Sohini Shoaib
I have known Mahesh Raut since my days at the university and for me, he has always been a source of great strength, learning and encouragement. His calm and gentle presence was grounding to many and resulted in him being hugely popular in college. Most of my memories of Mahesh involve him being surrounded by people – of him strategising over how to postpone an assignment submission, planning a college festival or counselling younger batches of students who were struggling with homesickness, workload or something else.