Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Philosopher, Award Winner

1920 – 2003

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Who was Pandurang Shastri Athavale?

Pandurang Vaijnath Shastri Athavale, also known as Dada-ji, which literally translates as elder brother in Marathi, was an Indian philosopher, spiritual leader, social reformer and Hinduism reformist, who founded the Swadhyay Parivar and the Swadhyay Parivar organization in 1954, a self-knowledge movement based on the Bhagavad Gita, which has spread across nearly 100,000 villages in India, with over 5 million members. He was also noted for his discourses or "pravachans" on Srimad Bhagawad Gita and Upanishads.

He was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1997 and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 1999.

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Born
Oct 19, 1920
Roha
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  • Maharashtra
Died
Oct 25, 2003
Mumbai

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on July 23, 2013

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