Baba Amte Biography

Baba Amte Biography, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte life achievements, indian lawyer and social activist,
Baba Amte Biography

Baba Amte Biography means a lot about his hard work and social work. 

Specially love for the animals and reclamation and authorization of people bearing from Hansen's disease.  
A lawyer, a poet a Padma Vibhushan and a Magsaysay Award winner, a Gandhi peace prize winner and a nonagenarian (when he died on 8th February 2008), Muralidhar Devidas Baba Amte is an inspiration for all of us. He was the founder of Anandwan, a Community near Nagpur, Maharashtra. It helps leprosy patients and other poor and downtrodden people of Indian society find a home and lead productive live.

Baba Amte was born into a Brahmin family of wealthy landowners. He led a carefree and privileged life and became a lawyer. He had a flourishing practice, drove a sports car. His family and relatives were horrified when he allowed Harijans to draw water from the family well. Stop this practice at once, they said. He ignored their protests. He started a cooperative for poor farmers, and carried night soil on his head for many months to understand what it meant to be a scavenger. His life changed when he saw a man in the last stages of leprosy, dying on the road. The sight repelled him so much that he ran away. He was deeply ashamed of his reaction. What a coward he had been. He return to the place and took the man home. He and his wife Sadhana cared for the man till he died. He began to educate himself about leprosy and even took a course at the School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata. He also began treating patients as a cure for this deadly, disfiguring disease had been discovered by this time. He realized that it was not enough to cure patient; they also had to be rehabilitated, as their families had disowned most of them.

Baba Amte established Anandwan in 1951 on a large area of rocky scrub and land near Nagpur.

What guided Baba Amte to make this his life’s mission?

I sought my soul, my soul I could not see.
I sought my God, My God eluded me.
I sought my brother, I found all three

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