A prominent Marathi author, a social activist and the man with many interests, Dr. Anil Awachat has made a unique place for himself in social circuit of contemporary Maharashtra. Awachat and his wife Sunanda, a Psychiatrist, founded a deaddiction Center in Pune, famously known as “Muktangan” which was first of its kind in India. He has received a National Award for his outstanding contribution in prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse. This week meet this extraordinary personality on “Best of Great Bhet” as he speaks his heart out on Saturday, 20th July 2013 at 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.
Born in 1944, in the town Otur in Pune District Maharashtra, Awachat did his pre-degree from Fergusson College and later received a medical degree from B. J. Medical College. Despite having a Medical degree, he never practiced as a doctor and till date prefers not to use “Dr.” with his name in writings or otherwise. Anil always had tremendous inclination towards arts and was always interested in several hobbies including Origami, Flute, Cooking, and Sculpture. His social work took a sharper turn with the founding of “Muktangan” the only institute with ISO 9001:2008 certification,along withhis wife. The center has been a highly appreciated and has successful operations.
Spreading positive light and happiness across the helpless segment of the society is a courageous job in itself. Awachat has managed to inspire many lives through his writings. His books are very well received and are appreciated amongst the masses. Meet this author & social activist in this week’s episode of “Best of Great Bhet”. Tune into IBN-Lokmat on Saturday, 20th July 2013 at 9:30 pm, as he shares his remarkable journey.
Missed this episode? You can catch it on Sunday, 21st July 2013 at 9:30 pm @ 12 noon and 5:00 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.