S. B. Mujumdar

Shantaram Balwant Mujumdar
Born July 31, 1935(1935-07-31)
Gadhinglaj, Kolhapur
Nationality Indian
Known for Symbiosis Society & Symbiosis International University
Home town Pune
Title President of the Symbiosis Society, Chancellor of the Symbiosis International University
Awards Padma Shri, Punyabhushan, Maharashtra Gaurav

Shantaram Balwant Mujumdar is an Indian botanist and Chancellor of the Symbiosis International University. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005. He completed 75 years of his age in 2010.

Through his experiences at Fergusson College, he realized the difficulties faced by foreign students, particularly those from Afro Asian countries, studying in Pune. Inspired by the ideals of Viswa Bharati of Gurudeo Tagore and 'Antar Bharati' of Sane Guruji, and with a desire to help foreign students and offer them a 'Home away from Home', in 1971 he established an organization called Symbiosis, which means 'living together of two different organisms for mutual benefit'. The motto of Symbiosis is "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" - The world is one family.

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