Social activist, Sheetal Amte, (granddaughter of Late Social Activist, Baba Amte) allegedly died by suicide after a family feud. Her body was found on Monday at her residence in Nagpur.
Social Activist Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi, 42, allegedly died by suicide on Monday after a family feud. She was a medical doctor who specialised in disabilities and also the chief executive officer and board member of one of India’s leading non-profit groups, Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora. The NGO was founded by her grandfather and legendary social activist Baba Amte in 1949 to create livelihood opportunities for several marginalised people, especially for those afflicted with leprosy, orthopedically handicapped, vision and hearing-impaired individuals, and the tribal populace.
Sheetal was also the founder of the exclusive leadership training programme for motivating medical professionals across India “Mashaal” and “Chirag.” She recently set up a centre called “Nijbal”, which worked towards prevention of disabilities; primary, secondary and tertiary education, vocational training, employment support, various types of counselling along with sports, medical and physical rehabilitation services. She was selected by the World Economic Forum as “Young Global Leader 2016” in January 2016 and later, was selected as a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network on Humanitarian Response. Sheetal was found dead at her Anandwan residence in Chandrapur district, around 125km from Nagpur.
Here’s what news reports suggest:
— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) November 30, 2020
The police are probing whether Sheetal's death was by suicide.https://t.co/PvUlATN3AD
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) November 30, 2020
Dr Sheetal Amte was precious. #NGO & #CharitableTrust need to be run like social enterprises. Transparency needs to maintained. The Amte family's contribution is huge, May God give them strength and Sheetal ji justice. #omshanti https://t.co/INrqwtX8FI
— Shweta Shalini (@shweta_shalini) November 30, 2020