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Fagu's major edits are on Santali literature and he endeavours to document much of Santhali heritage. Fagu believes by contributing to Wikipedia he is serving the mission of increasing awareness for his language over the internet. Fagu's major contribution has been towards Wikipedia however he wishes to work on other projects like Wikimedia Commons, however limited Internet bandwidth in his village has been restricting him.
On four different occasions, his work has been featured under Did You Know section on English Wikipedia. Anant's good quality contributions have helped him attain access rich scholarly and archive content like JSTOR, Oxford, Project MUSE, EPW, EBSCO, Edinburgh University Press, De Gruyter and Questia. Anant believes that pay-wall resources restrict a volunteer on improving quality content on Wikipedia. To overcome this, he has been working as a tireless volunteer on the resource desk on English Wikipedia and has helped in providing more than five hundred reference material to the volunteers. The most encouraging practice in this exercise has been visiting the physical library - Gujarat Vidyapith Library where he gets the books physically scanned and provides it to the needful.
Anant is associated with several literary associations and has also participated as a poet for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Being a student of Chemistry, he stays in Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
Outside Wikipedia, he works as Assistant Treasury Officer at Sub-Treasury Walajapet in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. He has authored few poetry books in Tamil. He is also an avid chess player.