Born:11 September 1895
Died:15 November 1982
- He was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights.
- Often called Acharya (Sanskrit for teacher), he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement.
- He is considered as a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mohandas Gandhi.
- He stayed for some time at Gandhi’s Sabarmati ashram in a cottage that was named after him, ‘Vinoba Kutir’.
- He was a scholar, thinker, and writer who produced numerous books.
- He was a translator who made Sanskrit texts accessible to the common man.
- In 1958 He was the first recipient of the international Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership.
- He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1983.
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