Sindhutai Sapkal

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Sindhutai Sapkal
Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal, Pune on International Women’s Day 2017 (cropped).jpg
Sapkal in 2018
Born(1948-11-14)14 November 1948
Died4 January 2022(2022-01-04) (aged 73)
Other namesMai (lit. mother)
Occupation

Sindhutai Sapkal (14 November 1948 – 4 January 2022) was an Indian social worker and social activist. She was known for her work in raising orphaned children in India. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2021. She took care of over 1,500 orphaned children. She had a grand family of 382 sons-in-law and 49 daughters-in-law. She used award money to buy land to make a home for orphaned children.[1][2]

Sapkal died of a heart attack in Pune, India on 4 January 2022, at the age of 73.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bose, Mrityunjay (4 January 2022). "Sindhutai Sapkal, 'mom to thousands of orphans', passes away". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  2. "Sindhutai Sapkal Birthday: From begging to becoming the mother of thousands of orphans". mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. "Sindhutai Sapkal, 'orphan children's mother', dies". Press Trust of India.