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Dhondo Keshav Karve

Date of Birth 18-April-1858
Place of Birth Ratnagiri
(India, Maharashtra, Ratnagiri district)
Nationality India
Also know as Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve, Maharishi Karve
Profession Professor, Social work
Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve, popularly known as Maharishi Karve, was a social reformer in India in the field of women's welfare. In honour of Karve, Queen's Road in Mumbai was renamed to Maharishi Karve Road Karve continued the pioneering work of Mahatma Phule and Savitribai Phule in promoting women's education. The Government of India awarded him its highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 1958, the year of his 100th birthday. The appellation Maharshi, which the Indian public often assigned to Karve, means ”a great sage”. He was also sometimes affectionately called "Annā Karve"; in the Marāthi-speaking community to which Karve belonged, the appellation "Annā" is often used to address either one's father or an elder brother.

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Bharat Ratna
(Educator, social reformer)