The New Year has only just begun, yet we have already begun to lose our priceless diamonds. This year appears to be similar to the previous two. Corona cases are on the rise once more, putting us on the verge of another shutdown. In the midst of this turmoil, we are drawn to the passing news of a well-known social worker and Padma Shri laureate. Sindhutai Sapkal died on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022, according to media sources. In a hospital in Pune, Maharashtra, India, she took her final breath. The entire nation is grieving her untimely death and inquisitive as to what caused it.
Who was Sindhutai Sapkal?
Rashtrapati Bhavan made the Tweet which reads that “The life of Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal was an inspiring saga of courage service and dedication. She loved and worked for orphans tribals and marginalized people. Conferred with Padma Shri in the year 2021, she scripted her own story with incredible courage. Condolences to her family and followers.”
After this Prime Minister Narendra Modi also made a Tweet in which he wrote, “Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal will always be remembered for her great and noble service to society. Due to her great efforts, several children could lead a better quality of life. Not only this she also did a lot of work among marginalized communities. Saddened by her passing. Sympathies to her admirers and families. Om Shanti.”
Sindhutai Sapkal Death Reason
According to sources, she died of heart arrest and passed away at Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune. She had only turned 74 years old at the time of her death. Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Medical Director of Galaxy Hospital, confirmed her death on Tuesday, January 4th, saying, “Sindhutai Sapkal had been confined to the hospital for more than a month and died due to a heart arrest at the hospital tonight at 08:10 PM.”
Sapkal, who was affectionately known as “Mai,” maintained an orphanage in Pune where she adopted over 1,000 children. In 2021, she was awarded the Padma Shri for her outstanding contributions to society. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both expressed sorrow on Sapkal’s death.
The governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, was similarly moved by Sapkal’s death. “The death of Sindhutai Sapkal is terribly heartbreaking,” he said. Sindhutai dedicated her life to the service of thousands of abandoned and orphaned children while facing problems in her own life. She was the pinnacle of love and compassion. All of her children are orphaned as a result of her death. I extend my heartfelt condolences to her huge family, and may God grant her soul rest.”