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Shri Murlidhar Devidas Amte (Baba Amte)

  • 1979
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work

Born on 26th December 1914 in a rich orthodox Brahmin family at Hinganghat, Maharashtra. Gandhiji described him as ‘Abhay Sadhak’ (fearless seeker). Established institutions like Anandwan and Asokwan (colonies for leprosy patients), Anand Niketan College, Somnath Prakalp, Sandhi Niketan (an integrated centre of rehabilitation of physically handicapped), Lok Biradari Prakalp (for comprehensive health services and education for tribals).

Maharogi Seva Samiti.
At & Post Anandwan,
Via: Warora,
Dist. Chandrapur,
(Maharashtra) - 442 914.
Tel: 0663 - 2532496
E-mail: mss@niya.org