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Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Born :- October 19, 1920
Roha , British India (present-dayMaharashtra , India).
Died :- October 25, 2003 (aged 83, Mumbai , Maharashtra , India).
Other names :- Dadaji.
Occupation :- Philosopher, Spiritual Teacher , Spiritual Leader.
Spouse(s) :- Nirmala Tai.
Children :- Jayshree Talwalkar.
Parents :- Vaijnath Shastri Athavale.
Pandurang Vaijnath Shastri Athavale ( Marathi : पांडुरंगशास्त्री आठवले ) (October 19, 1920 – October 25, 2003), also known as Dada-ji ( Marathi : दादा ), which literally translates as elder brother in Marathi , was an Indian philosopher , spiritual leader, social reformer and Hinduism reformist , who founded the Swadhyay Movement and the Swadhyay Parivar organization (SwadhyayFamily) 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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