Ela Bhatt

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday September 7, 1933

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace India

DEATH DATE Nov 2, 2022 (89)

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Indian civil rights activist best known for founding the Self-Employed Women's Association of India in 1972.

Before Fame

She received a law degree in 1954 and taught English at SNDT Women's University.


She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards given by the Indian government.

Family Life

Her mother was secretary of the All India Women's Conference.

Associated With

She and Mary Robinson were both members of the Elders organization.