Premanand Rupwate

About Babuji

A life dedicated to a section of our society that remains 'the broken people'… a life dedicated to uplift the deprived in educational, social, political, cultural spheres … a life inspired by the thoughts and ideologies of great men like Mahatma Phule, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Shahu Maharaj… a life dedicated to carry forward the legacy of renowned Dalit leader Late. Hon. Dadasaheb Rupwate. This is the life of a man… lovingly known as "Babuji".. Premanand. Dadasaheb. Rupwate.

A social – political life that spans over 40 years has earned Premanandji the honor of being the leader of the Dalit – Buddhist community in Maharashtra; however his associations across communities has made him a personality adored by many, with well wishers across all sections of Maharashtra.

Having been born in a family ordained to dedicate their lives for the development of the Dalit, downtrodden masses, Premanandji is the eldest son of Sushilbai & Dadasaheb Rupwate.

Born on 25th October 1946 in the Akole village of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of the Pravara river, Akole is where Premanandji is completed his initial schooling in the Zilla Parishad Marathi School. The flow of Pravara symbolizes the life of Premanandji ... from a small boy living in the dalit vasti of Akole to a leader of the dalit – buddhist community in Maharashtra, just like his father late. Dadasaheb.

Premanandji later moved to Ahmednagar, Wai, Pune, Mumbai to achieve his educational goals, which concluded with his degree in Law from the Government Law college in Mumbai. After completing formal education he started his journey as a people's man and there was no looking back!!