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Jyotiba Phule

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. He was born on 11 April, 1827 and was an activist, thinker, social reformer and revolutionary from Maharashtra in the nineteenth century. He is well known for his efforts to educate women and the lower castes. On August 1848, he became the first to open school for girls in India.
In September, 1873, Jyotirao, along with his followers, formed the Satya Shodhak Samaj. The main objective of the organisation was to liberate and to prevent the 'exploitation' by the Brahmins. He is regarded as one of the most important figure in Social Reform Movement in Maharashtra. He died on November 28, 1890.
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