Leksa Manush

International Romani Foundation

The name of Leksa Manush for hundreds of thousands Romani people worldwide is a sacred name. Some regard him as the best ever Romani poet, others as a meticulous scientist and original researcher, there are even those who believe him to be a Romani Saint...

But for us, his family, he would always be a husband and a father, though far too often we felt that he was a father to all Romani people - all his thoughts, his every breath and every heartbeat were dedicated to them. Until his very last minute...

He believed in their strength and spirit, in their brotherhood and comradeship, in their warmth and wisdom. He believed that the Romani people, if only given a chance, could make this world better, brighter, more colourful and more musical place, like a magnificent celebration around a camp-fire...

He died far too early but is still remembered by many thousands of Romani people worldwide. This website is a dedication to his memory and to those who miss him and want to learn more about him.

His fruitful heritage - many thousands of pages of unique and original research into the Romani culture, history and language and his poetry live on and can still make this world a better place. For everyone.

By launching this website, we make our first step towards organising the International Romani Foundation of Leksa Manush, a humanitarian organisation which shall encourage and promote Romani culture worldwide. You, too, can be a part of this noble mission, contact us and see how you can help.