Feb 9, 2008

Baba Amte passes away

Noted social activist and Magsaysay award winner Murlidhar Devidas Amte alias Baba Amte died at his 'Anandvan' ashram in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra on Saturday. He was 94.

Baba Amte passed away at 4:15 am, his son Dr Vikas said.

One of the country's most respected social leaders, Amte devoted his life to the care and rehabilitation of leprosy patients.

He is survived by two sons.

Baba Amte, 94, passed away on Saturday

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