Lia Diskin
Leonor Beatriz Diskin Pawlowicz

(1950-10-27) October 27, 1950 (age 73)

Lia Diskin (born Leonor Beatriz Diskin Pawlowicz; October 27, 1950)[1][2] is an Argentine journalist and founder of Associação Palas Athena [pt], a Brazilian philanthropy NGO.

In 2020, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, due to being "actively involved in the promotion of Gandhian values of peace and non-violence for the past four decades".[3][4]

Early life

Leonor Beatriz Diskin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 27, 1950. Her paternal grandparents were Russian and her mother Bulgarian.[5]

She emigrated to Brazil at the age of 21, during the Argentine dictatorship, while waiting for her husband, Basílio, to finish his studies in the US.[5]

Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Lia Diskin - Museu da Pessoa" [Lia Diskin - Person Museum]. Museu da Pessoa [pt] (in Brazilian Portuguese).
  2. ^ Kachani, Morris (2019-06-04). "O Poder da Meditação" [The Power of Meditation]. Estadão (in Brazilian Portuguese).
  3. ^ "Who are the two Brazilian women who have been awarded Padma Shri?". IANS. The Economic Times. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "India honours 2 Brazilian women with Padma Shri". The News Indian Express. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Operária da paz" [Peace worker]. Museu da Pessoa [pt] (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2010-04-01.
  6. ^ "Lia Diskin - Jamnalal Bajaj International Award 2010 Recipient - Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.