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Vinoba Bhave – Bharat Ratna Adward Winner

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Born on the 11th of September in the year 1895, Vinayak Narahari Vinoba Bhave, commonly known just as Vinoba Bhave, was a renowned advocate whose prime areas where human rights as well as non violence.

Vinoba BhaveImage Source: mkgandhi.org

Known for his contributions to the Bhoodan Movement of the country, he was also titled “Acharya” for being an impeccable teacher in the nation, many a times also termed as the spiritual successor of the father of the nation—Mahatma Gandhi.

Regarded as the national teacher of the nation, Bhave participated in the country’s independence movement, supporting Gandhi’s principles in full fledge, and his association with Gandhi was so strong, that he would go and stay at Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram for quite a while, which led to one of the cottages at the ashram being named after Bhave, and called “Vinoba Kutir.”

He was an excellent orator and many of his inspiring speeches were published in the book “Talks of the Gita.” During freedom movements, when he was arrested by the British for his violation against the British Raj, he inspired a lot of his fellow prisoners in jail by giving encouraging speeches.

He was awarded with the Bharat Ratna in the year 1983, posthumously, after his death on the 15th of November, in the year 1982.

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