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Anna Hazare
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Anna Hazare in Nanded, Maharastra
Born
Kishan Baburao Hazare

15 June 1937 (1937-06-15) (age 84)
Nationality Indian
Other names Kisan Baburao Hazare
Organisation India Against Corruption
Known for Indian anti-corruption movement - 2012,
Indian anti-corruption movement - 2011,
Watershed development programmes,
Right to Information
Movement Indian anti-corruption movement,
Peace movement
Spouse(s) Married
Parent(s) Laxmanbai Hazare
Baburao Hazare
Awards Padma Shri (1990)
Padma Bhushan (1992)

Kisan Baburao Hazare known as Anna Hazare (born 15 June 1937) is an Indian social activist. He is known for developing a village called Ralegaon Siddhi in India. He played a large part in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement. He has served in the Indian Army. He won the third highest award in India, the Padma Bhushan.

In April 2011, he started an indefinite hunger strike to pressurize the Indian Government to accept his demands on corruption. The Government accepted his demands later, and he ended his fast.

In August 2011, he started another hunger strike. This time, he wanted the Government to pass an Ombudsman bill. He ended the fast after the Parliament of India accepted his demands. This movement got a lot of support from city people across India.

Hazare has been criticized for many things like his strong views on justice.

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