Imagine being a mother to over 1400 children, having 282 sons-in-law, 49 daughters-in-law and hundreds of grandchildren. Sindhutai Sapkal is known as the ‘Mother of Orphans’ in her town of Pune, Maharashtra and is the matriarch of this large family.
The 68-year-old has transformed the lives of over 1400 orphans by giving them a home, support and love that they deserve. With the help of her daughter Mamata and the first child she adopted, Deepak, Sindhuta runs four orphanages – two for girls and two for boys. She works closely with all of them and is constantly supported by her large family, which is still growing.
Sindhutai is operating six organisations and has been honored with more than 750 awards. The 2010 Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal by Anant Mahadevan is a biopic inspired by the true story of Sindhutai Sapkal. The film was selected for world premiere at the 54th London Film Festival.
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