In a panel discussion on the assault on reason organised in the wake of Dr Dabholkar’s murder, Dr Satyajit Rath pays a moving tribute to Dr Dabholkar. He says Dr Dabholkar had a practical and down to earth approach. An example of his pragmatism was his response to the astrology columns of newspapers and magazines. He knew that editors would not agree to remove these columns altogether, at least to begin with. So he would ask them to print, in small type, a notice saying that this column was being carried for the entertainment of readers. This was in fact done by several papers and magazines.