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Rahibai Soma Popere Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 13, 2021

Short Biography

Rahibai Soma Popere (Seed Mother) was born in 1964 in Kombhalne, Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Agriculturist, Farmer, Conservationist & Activist who preparing hyacinth beans and hepls other farmers to retrun native varieties of crops. For her contrubution in agricultue, she awarded the Padma Shri by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India.

Other Name: Rahibai, Seed Mother
Other Professions: Farmer Conservationist Activist

Rahibai Soma Popere Complete Bio & Career

Rahibai Soma Popere belongs to small town 'Kombhalne' at Akole, Maharashtra, India. She is not well educated yet she represents the native agriculture techniques in India. She usually do farming in the fields and transformed new diversity of crops in her whole journey of life. 

Moreover, she cultivated 17 new species of crops in her own fields which were visited by BAIF Development Research Foundation in 2017. The vegetative propagation grown by her is able to pay all the dietary requirements that a person need to stay fit. Along with this, she produced new variety of hyacinth beans which becomes beneficial for villagers. After the adventure of these beans, Mr. Raghunath Mashelkar who is the general director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, gave her the title of "Seed Mother". 

Apart from this, Rahibai Soma not only good at cultivation of crops but also introduced some new methods to provide proper water supply, manure, fertilizer etctera to fields. The conservationist also gives lesson on seed selection, soil and the amount of manure  to the farmers and her students. Additionally, she has an excellent hand in 4 step paddy cultivation. Popere has get information to begin her own poultry farm with the support of Maharashtra Institute of Technology Transfer to help the Rural Area people.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2020 Others

Recently, in 2021, Rahibai Soma Popere has achieved the "Padma Shri" award by the President of India Mr, Ram Nath Kovind for her excellence in the field of agriculture. Besides this, she got "Nari Shakti Puraskar" by the  Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2018.

Rahibai Soma Popere Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Rahibai Soma Popere was born and raised in Kombhalne, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. She took birth in poor family this, she didnot fulfill her education. 

Life's Important Dates Of Rahibai Soma Popere

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Hip Size 36
Body Figure 36-34-36
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
School Government School, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Farming, growing new plants
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red, Yellow
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actress Hema Malini
Favorite Actor Dharmendra
Favorite Movie South Indian Movies
Favorite Song Hindi, kannada, Tamil music
Favorite Place Goa, Himachal Pradesh
Favorite Dress saree
Favorite Food Organic food
Favorite Accessories Bindi, bangles, necklace

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rahibai Soma Popere

  • Rahibai Soma Popere is an Indian agriculturist and conservationist from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
  • She is also known as "Seed Mother" after the development hyacinth flora species. This name was given by Raghunath Mashelkar who is the general director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to her.
  • In 2020, Soma Popere got "Shri Padma" award for her hardwork in the sector of agriculture.
  • In 2018, her name was added to BBC's 100 Women series.