Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao

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Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao
Dr. S. N. Subba Rao, New Delhi, India.jpg
Born(1929-02-07)7 February 1929
Died27 October 2021(2021-10-27) (aged 92)
NationalityIndian
Other namesBhai Ji
OccupationSocial worker
Known forsurrender of dacoits

S. N. Subba Rao (7 February 1929 – 27 October 2021) was a fellow of the Gandhi Peace Foundation and founder of National Youth Project.[1]

Early life[edit]

Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, on 7 February 1929. He attended the Ramakrishna Vedanta College in Malleshwaram. He was arrested when aged 13 for daubing slogans in support of the Quit India movement.

Activism[edit]

In 1969, he became director of the "Gandhi Darshan Train", which toured the country for a year with materials relating to celebrations of the birth centenary of Gandhi.

Subba Rao set up the Mahatma Gandhi Sewa Ashram in the Chambal valley of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to rehabilitate dacoits that infested the region. By his calculations, as many as 654 dacoits, many of them contemporaries of Man Singh, surrendered to him between 1960 to 1976.[2][3]

Awards and Honours

  • National Youth Award to National Youth Project- 1995
  • D.Lit. Honoured Degree by Kashi Vidhya Peeth- 1995
  • Bhartiya Ekta Puruskar
  • Vishva Manvadhikar Protsahan Puruskar-2002
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award-2003
  • Rashtirya Sampradayik Sadbhavna Puruskar-2003
  • Jamanalal Bajaj Puraskar-2006
  • Mahatma Gandhi Purskar-2008
  • Anuvart Ahimsa Award-2010
  • Life Time Achievement Award-2014 by Bharitya Sathi Sangthan Delhi
  • Mahatma Gandhi Prerna Seva Puraskar-2014 by Karnataka Government
  • Rashtriya Sadbhawna Ekta Prusaskar-2014 Nagpur,Maharashtra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remembering Salem Nanjudaiah Subba Rao". The Indian Express. 4 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sethi, Chitleen K. (9 November 2003). "The man who transformed dacoits". The Tribune, Chandigarh. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  3. ^ "March to Delhi for land rights begins". Hindustan Times. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.

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