Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat passes away at 84

He dedicated his life to the treatment and service of leprosy patients at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh in Janjgir-Champa district.

Published: 17th August 2019 12:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2019 12:33 PM   |  A+A-

Social worker Damodar Ganesh Bapat. (Photo| PIB)

By ANI

BILASPUR: Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat passed away at a hospital here on Friday night. He was 84.

Bapat was known for his social work in tribal areas in Chhattisgarh.

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He dedicated his life to the treatment and service of leprosy patients at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh in Janjgir-Champa district.

He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2018 for his service to the society.

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