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Mohammed Sharif
Social worker from Uttar Pradesh, India

Mohammed Sharif

Mohammed Sharif
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Padma Shri in social work 2020
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Mohammed Sharif, popularly known as Sharif Chacha, is an Indian bicycle mechanic and social worker from Uttar Pradesh. He was conferred with Padma Shri in 2020 for his contribution in social work.


Sharif's eldest son Mohammed Rais Khan was murdered in 1992 on his way to Sultanpur. With his unclaimed body lying on the road, it was devoured by stray animals. After this incident, Sharif started performing the last rites of the unidentified dead bodies. He visits police stations, hospitals, railway stations and mortuary for unclaimed bodies. The bodies are handed over to him by police only after nobody claims it for 72 hours.

Sharif gives last rites to every unclaimed body as per their religion. He performed last rites of over 25,000 unclaimed bodies in and around Faizabad. Though he faced financial difficulties many times, he carried his activities of performing the last rites after collecting donations. He also appeared in Satyamev Jayate.

Sharif was conferred with Padma Shri in 2020 for his contribution in social work.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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