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Sindhutai Sapkal Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 6, 2022

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Short Biography

Sindhutai Sapkal was born on 14-11-1948 in Pimpri Meghe, Wardha in the state of Maharashtra, India. She was an Indian Activist & Social Worker who was awarded Padma Shri in 2021 for her participation in the field of social work. She was actively involved in raising orphaned children.she live her entire life with orphans

Other Name: Sindhutai, Sindhu Tai, Maai, Mai, Chindhi, Mother of Orphans
Other Professions: Social Worker

Sindhutai Sapkal Complete Bio & Career

Sindhutai Sapkal was born on 14-11-1948 in Pipri Meghe, Wardha, British India. Because Sapkal's parents did not expect her to live long, she was called Chindhi (Marathi for "torn piece of cloth"), and she received little care or affection from her family. The hardships of her childhood pushed her to drop out of school after she completed the fourth grade. At age 12, she married Shrihari Sapkal, who was 32 years old. The marriage did not last long and Shrihari left her with a daughter to care for when she was just 20.
Sindhutai Sapkal, who was begging for food along with railway platforms, came to realize that there were many children abandoned by their parents. She adopted them as her own. She then begged much more rightly for them to be fed. Later she gifted her biological child to the trust Shrimant Dagdu Sheth Halwai, Pune, so that no one would be left out. Sapkal protested against the displacement of eighty-four villages and met then Minister of Forests Chhedilal Gupta. He agreed that the people should never be relocated until the government makes adequate plans for alternate locations. 
Sapkal had shown Prime Minister Indira Gandhi a picture of a Tribal who had lost his eyesight to a wild bear when she arrived to start the tiger project his eyes to a wild bear. She then demanded compensation for the man, which Gandhi ordered at once. After being informed of the plight of orphaned and abandoned Adivasi children, Sapkal took care of them in return for meager amounts of food. It became her life's mission shortly after that. Sapkal, known affectionately as "Mai", worked with over 1,500 orphaned children, and through them had a grand family of 382 sons-in-law and 49 daughters-in-law. She used the money she received for her work in orphanages to buy land to build homes for children who'd lost their parents.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2021 Social Work

She was awarded Padma Shri by 14th President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind in 2021.

Sindhutai Sapkal Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More
Sindhutai Sapkal picture during received Padma Shri by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Sindhutai Sapkal died at the age of 73 on 04-01-2022 in Pune from a heart attack.

DEATHDAY 4 January,2022 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Pune, Maharashtra

Sindhutai Sapkal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to a cow herder father Abhiman Sathe. At the age of 12, she was married to Shrihari Sapkal, who was 32 years old. Her husband left her when she was 20 years old. She had four biological children. She had also more than 1500 adopted children who called her Maai.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Pipri Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Address Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha, Manjari Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Didn't Go
Qualification 4th Class
Hobbies Social Activities, Singing
Marital Status Abandoned by Husband
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website https://www.sindhutaisapakal.org/
Best Known for Raising Orphan Children
Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha, Belhekar Vasti, Near Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Manjari Budruk, Haveli Taluka, Pune, Maharashtra - 412 307
Postal Address [email protected]
Email Address Landline Number: 020-26999541
Mobile Number: 09371074256, 9326535224


Favorite Color Red, Pink
Favorite Dress Saree

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sindhutai Sapkal

  • She was called Chindhi in her childhood for being an unwanted child.
  • At the age of 12, she was married to 32 years old Shrihari Sapkal who left her after 8 years of their marriage.
  • She was referred to as "Mai" by her adopted children.
  • In 2020, the filmmaker Anant Mahadevan made a biological Marathi film named "Mee Sindhutai Sapkal" based on her life.
  • She had been honored with the fourth-highest civilian award Padma Shri in 2021.

Sindhutai Sapkal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Sindhutai Sapkal was 73 years 1 month & 20 days old age.