Hema Bharali

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A Sarvodaya Activist and the National Communal Harmony Award and Kabir Puraskar winner Smt. Hema Bharali addressing the media, in New Delhi on April 30, 2006.jpg

Hema Bharali (19 February 1919 – 29 April 2020) was an Indian freedom activist, social worker, Sarvodaya leader and Gandhian. She was born in Assam, India. She was known for her works to the empowerment of women in India.[1] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2005.[2] She was involved with the Padayatra in connection with the Bhoodan movement and was a founder member of the executive council of the Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB).[3]

Bharali died on 29 April 2020 in Assam, aged 101.[4]

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  1. "PM's Speech on Presentation of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Award 2008 & 2009". Government of India. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. "Our History". Ask Guwahati. 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. Freedom Fighter Hema Bharali Passes Away in Guwahati