Dobri Dobrev

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Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev
Dobri Dobrev Sofia 2006 (cropped).jpg
Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev in 2006
Born (1914-07-20)20 July 1914
Bailovo, Bulgaria
Died 13 February 2018(2018-02-13) (aged 103)
Kremikovtsi Monastery, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian
Other names Elder Dobri, Grandpa Dobri
Occupation Ascetic
Known for Charity

Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev (Bulgarian: Добри Димитров Добрев) (born 20 July 1914 – 13 February 2018), better known as Grandpa Dobri, Elder Dobri (Bulgarian: дядо Добри), or The Saint of Bailovo[1] was a Bulgarian philanthropist. He walks several kilometers each day to sit or stand in front of the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Sofia to collect money for charitable causes. Dobrev [1] donates all the money he collects to charities, orphanages, churches and monasteries. He turned 100 in July 2014.[2]

On 13 February 2018, Dobrev died at Kremikovtsi Monastery at the age of 103.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Дядо Добри". БНТ. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  2. "Дядо Добри на 100 години" (in Bulgarian). Vesti.bg. 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  3. "Elder Dobri passes away at 103". Radio Bulgaria. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.