Renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal, fondly known as ‘orphan children’s mother’, died following a heart attack.
- Sapkal, who had received the Padma Shri last year, had completed 74 years in November.
- Born on November 14, 1948, in Wardha district of Maharashtra, Sapkal was forced to drop out of school after she had passed Class IV.
- Sapkal, who grew up in extreme poverty, went on to set up institutes for orphan children.
- Having raised over 1,050 orphan children, she could boast of having 207 sons-in-law and 36 daughters-in-law.