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Google celebrates Indian social worker Baba Amte's 104th birth anniversary with a slideshow doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant Google marks and celebrates noted social worker and activist Baba Murlidhar Devidas Amte's (Born: 26th December, 1914) 104th birth anniversary with a doodle.

Baba Amte had dedicated his life to people suffering from leprosy and the doodle is composed of 4 pictures associated with his social causes as a slide show.

"Today's slideshow Doodle follows and honors the life and legacy of Indian social worker and activist Murlidhar Devidas Amte, affectionately known as Baba Amte (Father Amte). Amte dedicated his life to serving those in need, especially those afflicted with leprosy," wrote Google on its website.

For the doodle done by Vrinda Zaveri, the blog adds, "On what would have been his 104th birthday, we salute Babe Amte for a lifetime of service to humanity."

While the GOI had honoured Baba Amte with Padma Shri Award, the UN bestowed upon him the United Nations Prize in the field of Human Rights in 1988. He was also awarded the coveted Gandhi Peace Prize in 1999.

Though born in a wealthy Maharashtrian family, as a young person he was moved by the social inequalities and insensitivities prevalent in society and took to social work. He dedicated his life to the cause of leprosy. In 1949, he established a set-up called Anandwan that worked as a rehabilitation center for leprosy patients.

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