Prabhaben Shah
Born(1930-02-20)20 February 1930
Sayan, Gujarat, India]]
Died18 January 2023(2023-01-18) (aged 92)
Known forSocial work
AwardsPadma Shri (2022)

Prabhaben Shah (20 February 1930 – 18 January 2023) was an Indian social worker. In 2022, she was awarded Padma Shri by the Indian Government for her contribution in social work.[1][2]


Shah decided to be a social worker at the age of 12. She had established a Gujarat medium primary school Bal Mandir. In 1963, she established the women named Mahila Mandal. She had also helped needy people during Kutch earthquake in 2001, and Kerala flood in 2018.[3]

Personal life and death

Shah was from Daman and Diu. She died from heart disease on 18 January 2023, at the age of 92.[4] Shah was survived by her daughter Varsha Shah.[5]



  1. ^ "Padma Shri at 92, She dedicated Her life to Feeding & Clothing The Needy". The Better India. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Prabhaben Shah won Padma Shri at the age of 92 after dedicating her life". 10 February 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b Mathur |, Barkha (29 March 2022). "Meet 93-Year-Old Padma Shri Awardee Prabhaben Shah Who Has Dedicated Her Life To Feeding The Needy And Empowering Women". NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth Swachh India. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  4. ^ Padma Shri awardee Prabhaben Shah passes away
  5. ^ Journal, The CSR (15 February 2022). "Meet Padma Shri Awardee Prabhaben Shah Who spent her Life in Improving that of others". The CSR Journal. Retrieved 3 June 2022.