May 21, 2013
February 21, 2012
Sindhutai Sapkal, a Marathi woman, the mother to more than a thousand impoverished children, the living legend and one of the most courageous personalities from India, started her life journey from the streets. At the age of nine, she was married to a man with the age difference of 21 years. Her husband was a 30-year-old cattle-herder, who would often beat her for no reasons. At the age 20, she was deserted by her husband and thrown out of her house along with an infant baby girl. She landed up on a railway station and tried to commit suicide twice to end her gruesome life.
September 15, 2011
After receiving international acclaim, Siddhivinayak Cinevision won more plaudits for their Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. With four national awards (Best Film - Jury, Best Screenplay, Best Dialogue and Best Male Singer) given out last Friday by the President of India Mrs Pratibha Patil, producers Bindiya and Sachin Khanolkar and director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan have been a happy lot. The year has been a defining one from being recommended to Oprah Winfrey at the Palm Springs Film Festival to being compared with Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple by the London selectors.
November 28, 2002
PUNE: Sindhutai Sapkal, a social worker who runs four orphanages in the state, has been chosen for this year's Ahilyabai Holkar award, given by the state government to social workers in the field of woman and child welfare. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, commissioner of woman and child welfare D N Mandalkar said the state government, which has been giving this award since 1996-97, has chosen Sapkal, who has done pioneering work in the field of child, woman and tribal development, for this year's award.