*Kisan Baburao Hazare born in
15 June 1937 (age 74)
in Bhingar, Maharastra, India. He is popularly known as Anna Hazare.
Anna Hazare is known as an Indian social activist and a prominent leader in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement. In this movement he used nonviolent methods (fasting till death), following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi All the movement activities were in non-violent way. So it achieved big support from Indian people.
*Parents-Laxmibai Hazare &
*Awards- Padma Shri (1990)
*Padma Bhushan (1992).
Hazare contributed to the development and structuring of Ralegan Siddhi. It is a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the Government of India in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this village as a model for others.
Current movement- Anna Hazare started an indefinite hunger strike on 5 April 2011 to exert pressure on the Indian government to enact a stringent anti-corruption law as envisaged in the Jan Lokpal Bill, for the institution of an ombudsman with the power to deal with corruption in public places. The fast led to nation-wide protests in support. The fast ended on 9 April 2011, a day after the government accepted Hazare's demands. The government issued a gazette notification on the formation of a joint committee, consisting of government and civil society representatives, to draft the legislation.