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Indian social activist


Kisan Baburao Hazare is a prominent leader in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He has also contributed to the development and structuring of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the Government of India in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this village as a model for others.

Anna Hazare Info

Birth nameKisan Hazare
Date of BirthJune 15, 1937
Place of BirthBhingar, Bombay Province, British India
Spouse (s)Never Married
Known forIndian anti-corruption movement, Watershed development programmes, Right to Information
Other Names / Nick NamesKisan Baburao Hazare
ParentsLaxmibai Hazare, Baburao Hazare
Influenced byMahatma Gandhi
AwardsPadma Shri (1990), Padma Bhushan (1992)
Political movementIndian anti-corruption movement, Peace movement
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 I surely am happy. Give him a Rajya Sabha seat or any other honour or a Bharat Ratna. But right now I am focussed on a corruption-free nation, 
— Anna Hazare reacting to Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to Rajya Sabha / April 27, 2012
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 The idea was to airlift me from Delhi airport, where an Air Force flight was waiting, to Pune. From Pune, they would send me to Ralegan Siddhi, where I would not have been allowed to go anywhere. 
— Anna Hazare saying the Union government had planned to crush his agitation, by putting him under house arrest after coming out of Tihar Jail / September 07, 2011
 I will not rest until we bring about a change in the system that brings about disparity between the rich and the poor. Exploitative development is not correct, it is destructive. To bring about change I will tour the country. This flame must remain ignited, 
— Anna Hazare after ending his 12-day fast at Ramlila Maidan in the / August 28, 2011