Anna Hazare

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday June 15, 1937

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace India

Age 86 years old

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Social activist who advocated against corruption, and promoted the development of rural India and government accountability. He was given the Padma Bhushan, which is the third-highest civilian award in India, by his Government in 1992.

Before Fame

He was unable to receive higher than a seventh grade education and started selling flowers at the railway, which resulted in him owning two flower shops.


He started a hunger strike to put stress on the Indian government to enact the Lokpal Bill, and anti-corruption law, in 2011.

Family Life

He was the child of Laxmibai Hazare and Baburao Hazare and is unmarried.

Associated With

He was greatly influenced by the work of Mahatma Gandhi.