Sindhutai Sapkal Passes Away: PM Modi Pays Tribute, Says She 'Will be Remembered For Her Noble Service To Society'

Sindhutai Sapkal died following a heart attack at a private hospital in Pune.

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Sindhutai Sapkal Passes Away: PM Modi Pays Tribute, Says She 'Will be Remembered For Her Noble Service To Society'
India woke up to the sad demise of renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal, 75. Many have expressed their condolences to her sad demise. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to Sindhutai Sakpal and said that many children could lead a better quality of life due to her efforts.

Sindhutai Sakpal touched many lives who continues to be known as  "orphan children's mother". According to reports, the Padma Shri recipient died following a heart attack at a private hospital in Pune. 

In a Tweet on Tuesday, Modi pointed out, "Dr Sindhutai Sapkal will be remembered for her noble service to society. Due to her efforts, many children could lead a better quality of life."


He also added that "She also did a lot of work among marginalised communities. Pained by her demise. Condolences to her family and admirers. Om Shanti," he said.
 
Besides the Padma award, she received more than 750 awards and honours. She used the award money to build shelters for orphans, reported Hindustan Times. 

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind, and several Union Ministers and leaders from across parties paid tribute to her.


President Kovind stressed that Sapkal’s life was an “inspiring saga of courage, dedication and service”.

Sindhutai Sapkal was 74 and breathed her last in Galaxy Care Hospital. 

"She had undergone a hernia surgery one and a half months ago and recovery was very slow. Today she died of a heart attack around 8 pm," said Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, Medical Director of the hospital, as quoted by NDTV. 

The renowned social worker who was popularly referred to as "Mai", ran an orphanage in Pune where she adopted more than 1,000 orphan children. She was conferred with Padma Shri in 2021 for her contribution to society.

Image Source: Instagram/dr.sindhutaisapkal.maai