Vinayak Sitaram Sarwate
ChildrenShalini Moghe, Nalini Moghe, Dr Malini Harmalkar, Kalindi Sarwate], Vasudev, Vishnu and Vasant Sarwate

Vinayak Sitaram Sarwate (1884-1972) was a Marathi freedom fighter, political leader, and author from Indore.[1] [2] He was appointed Sarsanghchalak of RSS in 1940. He clearly stated his align with Congress. He was also the member of Constituent Assembly of India representing the Madhya Bharat state.

He founded with his daughter, Shalini Moghe, "Bal Niketan Sangh", an organization in social service and education.[3]

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian honour of India by the President of India, in 1966.[4]


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  2. ^ "Vinayak Sitaram Sarwate Works". Open Library. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Our Founders". Bal Niketan Sangh, Indore. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. p. 22. Retrieved 19 September 2016.