Narendra Dabholkar

Indian physician and author (1945–2013) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Narendra Achyut Dabholkar (1 November 1945 – 20 August 2013)[1] was an Indian physician, social activist, rationalist and author from Maharashtra, India.[2] In 1989 he founded and became president of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS, Committee for Eradication of Superstition in Maharashtra). Triggered by his assassination on 20 August 2013, the pending Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Ordinance was promulgated in the state of Maharashtra, four days later.[3] In 2014, he was posthumously awarded the Padma Shri for social work.[4]

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Narendra Dabholkar
Born(1945-11-01)1 November 1945
Died20 August 2013(2013-08-20) (aged 67)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Cause of deathGunshot wound
Occupation(s)Social activist, founder-president of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS)
SpouseShaila Dabholkar
ChildrenMukta Patwardhan (née Dabholkar), Hamid Dabholkar
HonoursPadma Shri (2014)