Nileema Mishra
Notable workFounder of Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan
AwardsRamon Magsaysay Award 2011

Nileema Mishra is a social worker from the Indian state of Maharashtra. She received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2011. Nileema was born into a lower-middle-class family in 1972 in the village of Bahadarpur Taluka Parola, Maharashtra, District- Jalgaon, Maharashtra. She is a postgraduate in psychology from the University of Pune. After her education, she worked with Vigyan Ashram, Pabal under the guidance of Dr Kalbagh. She registered Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan formally in the year 2005 with the help of Dr Jagannath Wani. Nileema has association with Caring Friends, Mumbai and Let's Dream foundation, Delhi.[1] She donated her award money to her Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan, which helps poor women through micro-financing.[2] She was awarded Padma Shri in 2013 for social work.[3]


  1. ^ "Nileema Mishra, Harish Hande win Magsaysay award". The Times of India. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Nileema Mishra to donate Magsaysay prize money". 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Jaymala Shiledar, Suresh Talwalkar, Milind Kamble among Padma Shri awardees". The Times of India. 26 January 2013. Archived from the original on 25 April 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.