Dr. S. D. Gokhale

21 Sep 1925
15 Jan 2013
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The eminent social scientist, researcher was born on September 21, 1925 in Pune. After his post graduation in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), he received a UN Scholarship in 1959. He later worked as Assistant Director of the Department of Social Welfare, Maharashtra and went on to work as Assistant Secretary General Asia-Pacific of the International Council on Social Welfare and was a consultant on several bodies like the World Health Organization, the UN and the UNICEF.
Instrumental in setting up three programmes, Community Aid and Sponsorship Programme, International Leprosy Union (Health Alliance), and International Longevity Centre-India, Gokhale authored more than 30 books and was recipient of several awards including the International Gandhi Award for exemplary work in the field of leprosy. UN special award for exceptional work in the field of ageing, the G D Birla Award, and the Sasakawa Health Prize in Geneva.
Dr Gokhale touched the lives of thousands either directly personally or through the medium of the three organisations he established.
His memory will live as long as these organisations continue to function.


  1. Sandhya Rane said on January 15, 2015
    Visionary person with great accomplishments. We need more leaders like him in India who can think about working on social causes selflessly.
  2. Vipul Shilotri said on January 15, 2015
    A man who dedicated his life to the well being of the needy and poor.RIP
  3. CASP Pune Rural Unit said on January 16, 2015
    We want to pay tribute to Dr Sharadchandra Gokhale, an exceptional and gifted human being. We admired and respected him for his energy and commitment towards Society, and especially for his devotion to Children. Sir, You will never be Forgotten……

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