Baba Amte was an Indian social activist best remembered for his work for rehabilitation of leprosy patients. This biography of Baba Amte. Murlidhar Devidas Amte, known by the name ‘Baba Amte’ was a social activist and an Indian social worker. He is remembered for his work in empowerment and . Born in , Murlidhar grew up in an affluent household and became a lawyer. Amte, who was now called ‘Baba’ (father), named the place Anandwan.

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By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Prakash Amte and bkography wife devoted their entire life for the betterment of the tribal people and local wildlife baaba the Gadchiroli region.

He always emphasized on the interdependence of human beings on each other and on the natural world. By opening schools, a University, and training centers in Anandwan, he provided ample opportunities for the children and youngsters to get an education, learn new skills and become self dependent and stand bioggraphy their own feet.

Murlidhar Devidas Amte, better known as Baba Amte was an Indian social worker and activist who worked for the empowerment of poor suffering from leprosy. His father handled district administration responsibilities. He practiced Gandhism at Anandwan.

Dr. Prakash Baba Amte- Amazing Example of How Man & Wild Animals Can Live in Perfect Harmony

Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. When he first witnessed the misery and ostracization faced by leprosy patients, his conscience was shaken and he was determined to do something to empower these people. His humanitarian projects have been carried forward by his sons, Dr.


The Gandhi after that Gandhi”. By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. He was living such a luxurious life as a youngster! That is the philosophy that binds Anandwan where everyone has a role to play in the community be it cooking community meals, mentoring children, taking care of infants, or planting trees.

He aimed to promote peaceful co-existence among people and nature.

He was a proud recipient of the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in for his work with leprosy patients and Welfare of the disabled award in for his endevours in Anandwan. She was also a believer of humanity and always supported Baba Amte in his social work. Using non-violent means, he played an biogrpahy role in the struggle for the independence of India.

He just rebelled against it. He started following Ghandhism.

Baba Amte Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

Born into a wealthy family, he lived an enviable life. Archived from the original on 13 November Vikash Amte and Dr. As a freedom fighter he became acquainted with Bioggraphy Gandhi and spent some time at the seva gram ashram.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. When he attained the age of driving, his father gave him a Singer sportscar. Goyal Purshotam Lal A.

Ramon Magsaysay Award winners of India. He was professionally trained in law and started his career with a legal practice at Wardha. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. The tribal people today are leading a far better life than what they were many years ago. Parameswaran Amrita Pritam K. Seshan Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel V. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Social Worker Lawyer Freedom Fighter.


Laxmibai Amte and Mr. He had a good financial background.

A firm believer in the virtue of hard work, he encouraged the leprosy patients to be self-sufficient and worked for their rehabilitation. Amte founded three ashrams for treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients, disabled people and people from marginalised sections of the society in Maharashtra.

Baba Amte formed Anandwan Forest of Joyto serve the people suffering from leprosy. Amte’s elder son Vikas and his wife Bharati run the hospital at Anandwan and co-ordinate operations with satellite projects.

Julius Nyerere A. He was an environmentalist who believed that humans have to live in harmony with nature, and not by exploiting nature. Dec 22, See Article History. Baba had once said, “We must try to understand this power contained in the roots of trees. Moved by the sight they bought the baby monkey from the tribespeople in exchange for rice and clothes into their home at Hemalkasa. He had his own a Singer Sports car with panther skin covered cushions in young age.

He settled with his wife in a labour ashram, then studied leprosy at the Calcutta now Kolkata School of Tropical Medicine, and in founded Anandvan, an ashram dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients. Baba wanted the youth to enlighten themselves with knowledge so that they can understand the meaning and importance of India’s freedom.

Amte, along with of his young followers, embarked on a 5, km journey starting at Kanyakumari and ending in Kashmir.