PM expresses condolence on passing away of Baba AmteFebruary 9th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today expressed his condolences on the passing away of the famous Gandhian leader, Baba Amte.
In his condolence message, Dr. Singh said: “It is with a deep sense of grief and loss that I heard about the demise of Baba Amte. A true Gandhian who worked hard to uphold Gandhian values in their true spirit, Baba Amte became a legend in his own lifetime. His life long struggle to unite people across the length and breadth of the country on national and Gandhian lines and to eliminate all forms of discrimination and bias truly make him a saint of our times.”
“The work he did for the upliftment of leprosy affected people at Anandvan alone puts him in a unique class of great national figures who lived for the betterment of their fellow human beings. The footprints of Baba Amte will be permanently embedded in the sands of time and will be a guiding beacon for all those working for the common good,” he added.
The Prime Minister said: “In this hour of sorrow, my heart reaches out to all those associated with Baba Amte and his millions of admirers across the nation. I pay homage to a truly great son of India and pray that his departed soul rests in peace.”
Murlidhar Devidas Amte alias Baba Amte passed away at his ‘Anandvan’ ashram in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur District at 4:15 a.m. He was 94.
He is survived by two sons.
Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, Baba Amte has devoted his life to the care and rehabilitation of leprosy patients.
His community development project at ‘Anandvan’ (Forest of Bliss) is recognised around the world and has done much to dispel prejudice against leprosy victims.
He also launched the ‘Bharat Jodo’ movements from Kanyakumari to Kashmir in 1985 and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh in 1988, with the mission of establishing peace and raising environmental consciousness.
Trained in law, he started a practice at Warora, but moved by the poverty he saw around him and then decided to dedicate himself to social justice.
Baba Amte was born in Hinganghat in Wardha District on December 26, 1914. (ANI)
- Baba Amte passes away - Feb 09, 2008
- President Pratibha Patil, Manmohan Singh condole Baba Amte's death - Feb 09, 2008
- Baba Amte's widow dies - Jul 09, 2011
- Baba Amte's funeral to be held today - Feb 10, 2008
- Baba Amte's mortal remains laid to rest - Feb 10, 2008
- Amte's funeral on Sunday, Pawar, Shinde to attend - Feb 09, 2008
- Magsaysay laureate Neelima Mishra denied US visa - Sep 30, 2011
- Magsaysay award for Prakash, Mandakini Amte - Jul 31, 2008
- Indian wins Ramon Magasaysay Award - Jul 26, 2012
- Rahul Gandhi on three-day tour of Vidarbha - Jul 18, 2008
- The men and the woman behind Team Anna - Aug 28, 2011
- Hazare to start Maharashtra tour for Lokayukta bill - Apr 30, 2012
- PM condoles death of noted economist Dr. Lakshmi Chand Jain - Nov 15, 2010
- Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Bedi detained (Lead) - Aug 16, 2011
- Bangladeshi wins Magsaysay award - Aug 03, 2010
Tags: ashram, baba amte, chandrapur, condolence message, deep sense of grief, departed soul, dr manmohan singh, dr singh, environmental consciousness, fellow human beings, forest of bliss, gandhian values, grief and loss, kanyakumari, leprosy patients, manmohan, manmohan singh, ramon magsaysay award, sands of time, upliftment