An Indian rationalist, an author, a social worker and a doctor by profession, this man comes across as a strong individual who fought till his last breadth for justice. He was the founder-president of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), an organization set up to eradicate superstition. Earlier this week, he was shot dead by unknown assailants in Pune.Considering the various social stigmas affecting our society these days, IBN-Lokmat showcases the fight of this courageous man against social taboos, tune into Great Bhet — Season - 6 on Saturday, 24th August 2013 at 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat

Born in 1945 he was the youngest of ten siblings. Dabholkar did his schooling at New English School from Satara. He was a qualified medical doctor, with an MBBS degree. After working as a doctor for a decade, he chooses to become a social worker giving up his medical profession and got involved with movements for social justice. He was the editor of Sadhana weekly. Narendra relentlessly fought for all types of superstitions prevailing in the society. For more than 18 years Dr. Dabholkar was associated with many social concerns like fighting with state government to pass the anti superstition and black magic bill.  With his recent campaign he urged people to donate Ganapati idols rather than immersing it in water bodies.

With his unfortunate death where he was shot by unidentified gunmen in Pune, created uproar and a massive outpouring of grief and anger in the society. To know more about this renowned rationalist tune into IBN-Lokmat’s Great Bhet Season-6, on Saturday, 24th August 2013 at 9:30 pm.

Missed this episode? You can catch it on Sunday, 25th August 2013 @ 12 noon and 5:00 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.