|Born||28 September 1912|
|Died||19 August 2006
|Known for||Co-founder of the Atheist Centre|
|Relatives||Hemalatha Lavanam (daughter-in-law)|
|Awards||Jamnalal Bajaj Award (1999)|
Saraswathi Gora (28 September 1912 – 19 August 2006) was an Indian social activist. Notable as the leader of the Atheist Centre for many years, she campaigned against untouchability and the caste system.
A political activist of India's freedom movement, she was imprisoned during the Quit India movement. She went to jail carrying her two-and-half-year old son, Niyanta.
Born on 28 September 1912 in Vizianagaram in today's Andhra Pradesh, she got married at the age of ten to Goparaju Ramachandra Rao. Together, they had nine children: Manorama, Lavanam, Mythri, Vidya, Vijayam, Dr.Samaram, Niyanta, Dr.Maru and Nauv.
Awards and recognition
In 2001, she was selected for the Basava Puraskar, conferred by the Karnataka Government. She is also the recipient of the G.D.Birla International Award for Humanism ; the Jamnalal Bajaj Award (1999); the Janaki Devi Bajaj Award; and the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Award.
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