Renowned social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat took his last breathes at a hospital in Chhattisgarh on Friday night. He was 84. Bapat was known for his extensive social work in tribal areas in Chhattisgarh.
Bapat was awarded Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian award in 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind for his service to the society. He dedicated his life to the treatment and service of leprosy patients at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh in Janjgir-Champa district.