P Achyuta Rao, The founder and President of Balala Hakula Sanghamdies dies at 58 due to COVID-19. In 1984, Rao founded Balala Hakula Sangham and well-known as child rights activist. Rao is known to have helped prevent child marriages, incidents of child sexual abuse, and child labour.

Rao recently filed a petition in Telangana High Court demanding that mid-day meal be served to students in government schools since they have not been able to access it due to the covid-19 pandemic.