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Padma Shree awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat dies at 84

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Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat, a noted social worker passed away at the age of 84 on Friday night at a hospital in Bilaspur district of Chattisgarh.

He is best known for his social work in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh.

He has dedicated his entire life to the treatment of leprosy patients at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh in Jangir-Champa district.

President Ram Nath Kovind has awarded him the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shree in 2018 for his services towards the society.

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