Today 26/12 is Baba Amte's 104th birthday. Born in wealth, he spent his life serving poor people, especially those with leprosy.
Baba Amte is an Indian, born on December 26, 1914 and died on February 9, 2018. He is a person who spends his whole life serving poor people, especially those with leprosy.
Baba Amte was born into a wealthy family in Maharashtra. Being exposed early to a privileged life, he was exposed to wildlife hunting, playing sports and driving luxury cars. He continued to study law and ran his own company at the age of 20.
Doodle of Google today is a slideshow to honor the life and heritage of Murlidhar Devidas Amte (Baba Amte).
Despite the teaching of his class, Murlidhar Devidas Amte was soon aware of India's level of inequality.
At 30, Baba Amte began working with the weak. Baba Amte's life changed forever when he met a man with leprosy. The image of the decaying body of the man scared him immensely.
Facing that fear, Baba Amte realized everyone's indifference in the face of this terrible pain. He said that the most frightening disease is not the loss of limbs, but the loss of a person's strength to recognize goodness and compassion.
Spending her entire life on social activity, Baba Amte defied the social stigma faced by leprosy patients by vaccination to prove that the disease was not a highly contagious disease. In 1949, he founded Anandwan - meaning "Happy Forest" - a restored village and a rehabilitation center for leprosy patients.
With a strong belief in national unity, at the age of 72, he walked from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, a distance of more than 3,000 miles with the simple purpose of inspiring unity in India. During the time of the national conflict, Baba Amte brought along 100 men and 16 women, all under the age of 35, they held a second parade going more than 1,800 miles from Assam to Gujarat.
In recognition of Baba Amte's tireless dedication, he was awarded the Padma Shri Prize in 1971, the 1988 United Nations Prize in Human Rights and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 1999.