Balasaheb Bharde

Balasaheb Bharde
Born 1912
Shevgaon, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India
Died (2006-11-22)22 November 2006
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Indian social workers
Independent activist
Known for Cooperative movement
Social service
Children Five sons and a daughter
Awards Padma Bhushan

Balasaheb Shivram Bharde (1912–2006), also known as Trimbak, was an Indian independence activist, social worker, educationist and the speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.[1] He was known for his contributions to the cooperative movement in Maharashtra[2][3] as the Minister of Co-operation (1957–1962).[4][5] He was associated with several social and government organizations such as Khadi Gramodhyog, Harijan Sevak Sangh and Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi (MGSN) and served as the chairman of the first named and as the second president of the MGS Nidhi.[6] He also chaired the Maharashtra State Khadi Board.[7]

Born in 1912 at Shevgaon, a small village in Ahmednagar district of the Indian state of Maharashtra, he represented his native constituency at the State Legislative Assembly for two decades from 1952.[8] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2001, for his contributions to society.[9] He died on 22 November 2006 at the age of 94, in Pune, survived by his wife, five sons and a daughter.[7] Several educational institutions[10][11] and a public library in Shevgaon have been named after Bharde.[12]

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  1. N. S. Karandikar (21 February 2008). Sir Swami Samarth. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-81-207-3445-6.
  2. "CM condoles demise of Balasaheb Bharde". One India. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. "Blessings of Late Shri. Balasaheb Bharde". Ravi Ghate. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. "About Us". Padmabhushan Balasaheb Bharde Pratishthan. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  5. "Bank History". Akola District Central Coop. Bank. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  6. "Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi". Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  7. 1 2 "Balasaheb Bharade passes away". One India. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  8. "List of successful Candidates" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 2016. pp. 9 of 408. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  9. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  10. "Other Institutions". Bhardesaksharta Prasarak Mandal. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  11. "balasaheb bharde vidyalaya". Wikimapia. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  12. "Deshbhakt Balasaheb Bharde Granthalaya". Indian Any. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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