Biography of Baba Amte

Baba Amte was an Indian human rights activist. He was born on 26th December 1914 in the state of Maharashtra He was the eldest son of a wealthy Brahmin. He became a journalist, went on the hunt and drove sports cars. During the holidays, he came to Shantiniketan in contact with the writings of Rabindranath Thakur and Sewagram with Mohandas Gandhi, who is very impressed with him. Later he became a lawyer in Warora. In 1942 he organized during the Quit India Movement Lawyers for the leaders and
was therefore arrested. In 1946 he married Indu Ghuleshastri. On his wedding day he gave up his law firm, gave up his possessions and his inheritance rights. He founded with his wife in Chandrapur an ashram Anandwan. Anandwan was a place for leprosy sufferers and the disabled and members of ethnic minorities. Meanwhile, 5,000 people live in Anandwan. Baba Amte founded with Medha Patkar organization Narmada Bachao Andolan , in violation of the Narmadadam project fights. In 2007, he felt leukemia. He
died in 2008.



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