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Profile of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

Profile of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Executive President Bio Data Address-Parivartan, Sahayog

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

Executive President

Bio Data Address-Parivartan, Sahayog Hospital, Sadar Bazaar, Satara. Qualification: - MBBS.

Dr. Dabholkar was educated in the New English School in Satara. He studied in Willington College in Sangli. He did his M. B. B. S. from Miraj medical college in the year 1970.

In college he was the captain of the Shivaji University Kabaddi team. This team was thrice runner-ups in the all India inter-University tournaments. He represented India against Bangladesh in a Kabaddi tournament. He won the most prestigious Chatrapati Shivaji Krida Puraskar for Kabaddi from the government of Maharashtra.

He practiced as a general practitioner for nearly 12 years after which he joined active social work.

In the beginning he was associated with the movements for social justice and equality and at that time he worked with Baba Adhav, in the "One Village One drinking water well" agitation.

In 1983 he started working in the field of superstition eradication. In 1989 along with other like-minded people, he founded the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti. Starting with a few branches it has grown to a People's movement having more than 170 branches in nearly all districts of Maharashtra. He has been the Executive President ( Karyadhyaksha) of MANS from the beginning.

He has written 11 books on various aspects of superstitions and their eradication. In the past 20 years he has confronted many Babas, Buas, Tantrics, Mantrics, etc. and has led many agitations against many forms of superstitions, water pollution, animal sacrifice etc.

He is also the founder member of a di-addiction Institute named Parivartan. This is the only Institute of its kind in the districts of Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, and Konkan. It is based in Satara.