Social worker Sindhutai Sapkal passes away

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 Noted social activist and Padma Shri winner Sindhutai Sapkal who was also known as Orphan  Children Mothers passed away in Pune at the age of 74 on 4 January 2021 .

  • She was a social worker and social activist known particularly for her work in raising orphaned children in India. She nurtured over 1,500 orphaned children and through them had a grand family of 382 sons-in-law and 49 daughters-in-law. 
  • She received Padma Shri in 2021 in the Social Work category.
  • In 2017, she received Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President Of India
  • The 2010 Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal by Anant Mahadevan is a biopic inspired by the true story of Sindhutai Sapkal. The film was selected for world premiere at the 54th London Film Festival.

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