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Updated on: Tuesday, January 04, 2022, 10:16 PM IST

Social worker, Padma Shri awardee Sindhutai Sapkal dies in Pune

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Indian social worker, Padma Shri awardee Sindhutai Sapkal has died in Pune.

The 74-year-old breathed her last at the Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune today. She was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago. She died of heart attack at 8.10 pm, today.

Sapkal, who was popularly referred to as “Mai”, ran an orphanage - Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha - in Pune near Hadapsar. Sapkal had adopted more than 1,000 orphan children over her long career and has received several awards for her social service.

In 2010, a Marathi biopic of Sapkal titled 'Mi Sindhutai Sapkal Boltey' was released in Maharashtra.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 04, 2022, 10:17 PM IST
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