April 9 is the birth anniversary of the popular public intellectual Rahul Sankrityayan (1893-1963). The author-translator-editor of nearly 100 books, Sankrityayan wrote extensively on the relationship between society, politics, and religion. He outrightly rejected the role of religion in politics and nation-building. Not only that, he also called for the deterioration of religion that vilifies humanity. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, senior journalist Urmilesh remembers the great thinker in this episode of 'Aaj Ki Baat'.