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Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat dies in Chhattisgarh

Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat dies in Chhattisgarh

On 17 August 2019, Eminent social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat died in Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh. He was 84.

Born in Amravati district of Maharashtra, Bapat had dedicated his life to the treatment and service of leprosy patients at an ashram run by Bharatiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh (BKNS) in Sothi village in Janjgir-Champa district of the state for the last four-and-a half decades. Bapat was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2018.

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