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Ten amazing facts about Vinoba Bhave

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  1. Vinayak Narahari Bhave was born on 11 September 1895 in Gagode, Raigad district of Maharastra.
  2. Inspired by Gandhiji’s speech at the Benaras Hindu University Vinoba Bhave wrote a letter to Gandhiji.
  3. He had command over multiple languages including Indian regional languages like Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, apart from English and Sanskrit.
  4. Vinoba met Gandhi on 7 June 1916 and subsequently abandoned his studies.
  5. In 1940 he was chosen by Gandhi to be the first Individual Satyagrahi. Vinoba Bhave also participated in the Quit India Movement.
  6. Vinoba Bhave worked tirelessly towards eradicating social evils like inequality.
  7. In 1951, Vinoba Bhave started his peace-trek on foot through the violence-torn region of Telangana.
  8. Vinoba was greatly influenced by the Bhagvad Gita and his thoughts and efforts were based upon the doctrines of the Holy Book.
  9. He observed a year of silence from December 25, 1974 to December 25, 1975. In 1976, he undertook a fast to stop the slaughter of cows.
  10. Vinoba Bhave was the first international figure to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1958. He was awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1983.
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