Vinayak Sitaram Sarwate (Marathi: विनायक सीताराम सरवटे) (1884-1972) was a Marathi freedom fighter, political leader, and author from Indore.[1] [2]

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]


  1. ^ Jones, Rodney W. (1974). Urban Politics in India: Area, Power, and Policy in a Penetrated System. University of California Press. p. 78. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vinayak Sitaram Sarwate Works". Open Library. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Our Founders". Bal Niketan Sangh, Indore. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. p. 22. Retrieved 19 September 2016.