Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal (November 14, 1948 – January 4, 2022) was an Indian social worker and social activist known especially for her work in educating orphaned children in India. She received the Padma Shri in 2021 in the Social Work category. She died of a heart attack on January 4, 2022, in Pune, Maharashtra. She was one of the most important figures in Maharashtra.
|Real name||Sindhutai Sapkal|
|Famous For||social worker and social activist known particularly for her work in raising orphaned children in India|
|Weight (approx.)||In Kilograms- 60 kg In Pounds- 133 lbs|
|Height (approx.)||In centimeters- 160 cm In meters- 1.60 m In Feet Inches-5'3”|
|Date of Birth||14 november 1948|
|Age (as of 2022)||74 Years|
|Age At Death||74 Years|
|Reason Of Death||Heart attack|
|Movie||The 2010 Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal by Anant Mahadevan is a biopic inspired by the true story of Sindhutai Sapkal. The film was selected for world premiere at the 54th London Film Festival.|
|Husband, Family and More|
|Father Name||Abhimanji Sathe|
|Marriage Date||In 1958|
Sindhutai Sapkal (Mother Of Orphans) Biography
Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi social worker working for orphans. Despite the difficult problems in her life, she took care of the orphaned children.
Sindhutai Sapkal was born in 1948 into a family of cattle herders in the Wardha district of Maharashtra. Being an unwanted child, she was called Chindhi (Marathi for “torn piece of cloth”). Extreme poverty, family responsibilities, and an early marriage forced her to drop out of formal education after successfully passing the 4th standard.
“Don’t be afraid of small crises, go ahead and learn to befriend the crisis,” she says of Mother Teresa of Maharashtra and Mother Sindhutai Sakpal of the orphans. Perhaps because of these thoughts and spirits, today she was able to overcome the difficult stage of her life that an ordinary person cannot imagine.
At the age of twelve, Sapkal married a man twenty years her senior in the Wardha district. In her new home, she fought against exploitation by local women, who collected cow dung, by the forest department and landowners. She had three children at the age of twenty. At the age of twenty, while she was nine months pregnant, Sapkal was beaten and left to die by her husband. She gave birth to a semi-conscious girl in a cow barn outside her home on the night of October 14, 1973. Sapkal began begging on the streets and railroad docks to survive. Because she was afraid of being picked up by men at night, she often spent the night in cemeteries. Such was her condition that people called her a ghost since she was seen at night in cemeteries.
Sindhutai Sapkal Information
Sindhutai was born on November 14, 1947, in the village of “Pimpri Meghe” in the Wardha district of Maharashtra. Her father’s name was “Abhimaan Sathe”, which was a charavah (grazing animal).
Due to the fact that she was a girl, everyone in the house hated Sindhutai (because she was a girl, not a son), so in her House, they called her ‘chindhi’ (torn piece of cloth). But her father wanted to teach Sindhu, so he used to send Indus to school against Indus’s mother.
Due to opposition from her mother and the economic conditions in her home, Sindhu’s education continued to be disrupted. When she passed the fourth-grade exam, she had to drop out of school due to economic conditions, family responsibilities, and child marriage.
Sindhutai Sapkal Marriage and Life Story
At the age of 12, he married Shrihari Sapkal alias Harbaji, who is more than twice the age of a cowherd from Navargaon village in the Wardha district. She had 3 children when she was 20 years old. She organized a successful agitation against her, she fought on her own by collecting dried cow dung that is used for fuel in India and selling it in collusion with the forest department, paying nothing to the villagers. Her shock led the district tax collector to her village and, realizing that she was right, she made an order that the strong man did not like. Stung by the insult of a poor woman, he managed to convince her husband to leave him when she had passed the 9 months of her pregnancy. Her husband beat and kicked her in the stomach at full term and threw her into a stable. Tormented and tortured, Sindhutai with her world crumbling and in great pain, gave birth to a girl. Sindhutai cut his umbilical cord on the stone that was there and then passed out. Her husband and other members of her family left it to her own devices. After regaining her senses, she went to her mother’s village, but they all avoided and rejected her. Even her mother closed the doors on him. Sindhutai was alone in the world with her dependent granddaughter. She was hungry and the baby had two. The hunger pangs were intolerable. She wanted to save herself from the pangs of hunger and people’s bad manners. She took refuge in a crematorium. She saw that a corpse was on fire. The last rites ended and the parents of the deceased left. They had left flour as part of the final rituals of the deceased soul. Sindhutai took this flour, kneaded it and prepared a bhakari (roti), and cooked it in the fire that was still consuming the corpse.
Sindhutai is gifted with a natural gift for singing. She used to sing, beg, and feed herself and her baby. She visited temples, traveled by train, begged, and sang. She often joined other beggars and she also fed these beggars. She wandered from one place to another begging and singing. Months and years passed. Life went on. Alone in the world with a baby to care for, she sang heartbreaking songs that would allow her to earn money. She had no one to look up to and she did not belong to anyone. She entrusted her baby, whom she had named Mamata, to the Shrimant Dagaduseth Halwai Trust, so that she could be properly cared for. She continued the chanting and begging of the Sindhutai.
Sindhutai would wholeheartedly work for the orphans, the destitute, and others who were less fortunate. She poured out her motherly love and affection on the orphans. She took them under her wings. She gave them food and shelter in every way that she could. With love for her, they call her Aai. Her orphanage is a different orphanage. In general, orphanages keep her wards until she is 18 years old. Sindhutai keeps her wards until they get their jobs, marry, and settle down in life. The prisoners’ ages ranged from an 8-day-old baby to an octogenarian. Sidhutai’s work is fully supported and funded by private donations and other grants from various walks of life. She never let the difficulties of her own life disappoint her. She made her strong. Her heartbreaking speeches, public speaking, poetry recitals, and gazals are so endearing. After years of fighting, Sindhutai is assisted by her daughter Mamata and hers her son Deepak and her other adult children. She has been a “MOTHER” to many.
She never approached anyone looking for money to run her orphanages; instead, she gave inspirational speeches in public forums and called for public support to help disadvantaged and ignored sections of society. In one of her amazing speeches, she expressed her wish that the public circulate her story everywhere to motivate other people. Her popularity never dominated her personality. Her happiness lies in being with her children, making her dreams come true, and establishing them in life.
Sindhutai Sapkal Career
PUNE: Sindhutai Sapkal, a social worker who runs four orphanages in the state, was chosen for this year’s Ahilyabai Holkar Prize, awarded by the state government to social workers in the field of protecting women and children. At a press conference on Wednesday, Commissioner for the Protection of Women and Children DN Mandalkar said the state government, which has been awarding the award since 1996-97, chose Sapkal, who did pioneering work in the development of children, women. and tribes. , for the price of this year.
After receiving international praise, Siddhivinayak Cinevision won more praise for his Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. With four national awards (Best Film – Jury, Best Script, Best Dialogue, and Best Singer) awarded last Friday by the President of India, Ms. Pratibha Patil, producers Bindiya and Sachin Khanolkar and director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan have delighted people. It’s been a watershed year, from Oprah Winfrey’s recommendation at the Palm Springs Film Festival to London breeders’ comparison to Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.
Sindhutai Sapkal, a Marathi woman, mother of over a thousand poor children, a living legend, and one of India’s bravest personalities, began her journey through the streets. At the age of nine, she was married to a man with an age difference of 21. Her husband was a 30-year-old pastor, who often beat her for no reason. At the age of 20, her husband abandoned her and kicked her out of her house with a girl. She landed at a train station and attempted suicide twice to end her horrible life.
In December 2021 She was admitted to the hospital and after that, She died of a heart attack on January 4, 2022 in Pune, Maharashtra.
she was fondly called “Mai”, which means “mother”.
Sindhutai Sapkal Awards
Sindhutail Sapkal Received More Than 750 Awards For His Dedication And Work.
|Padma Shri in Social work category||2021|
|Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President Of India||2017|
|Honorary doctorate by the Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune.||2016|
|Social Worker of the Year award from Wockhardt Foundation||2016|
|All Grassroots Woman of The Decade Achievers Award given by Shri Venkaiah Naidu Honorable Union Minister of Parliamentary||25 Sept 2014|
|Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize[||2014|
|BASAVA BHUSANA PURASKAR-2014, awarded from Basava Seva Sangh Pune.||2014|
|Mother Teresa Awards for Justice.||2013|
|Prestigious national award for Iconic Mother||2013|
|Real Heroes Awards, given by CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation.||2012|
|COEP Gaurav Puraskar, given by College of Engineering, Pune.||2012|
|Ahilyabai Holkar Award, given by the Government of Maharashtra to social workers in the field of women and child welfare||2010|
|Women of the Year Award, given by daily Marathi newspaper Loksatta||2008|
|Dattak Mata Purskar, given by Non Profit Organization Sunita Kalaniketan Trust||1996|
|Leading Social Contributor Award.||1992|
|Sahyadri Hirkani Award (Marathi: सह्याद्रीची हिरकणी पुरस्कार)|
|Rajai Award (Marathi: राजाई पुरस्कार)|
|Shivlila Mahila Gaurav Award (Marathi: शिवलीला महिला गौरव पुरस्कार)|