Vinoba Bhave

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Vinoba Bhave

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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