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Padma Shri Saalumarada Thimmakka 'Tree Mata' Profile, Eary Life, Achievements, Awards



Padma Shri Saalumarada Thimmakka 'Tree Mata' Profile, Eary Life, Awards, Achievements

Saalumarada Thimmakka or Alada Marada Timakka famously called as ' Tree Mata' is an Indian environmentalist hails from Hulikal village in Karnataka.

Saalumarada Thimmakkahas is famous for planting over 8,000 trees during a period of 65 years alone and with the help of her husband who died in the year1991.

Saalumarada Thimmakk got the title of ' Tree Mata' for planting about 400 banyan trees along a 4 km stretch of highway from her village Hulikal to Kudur in Karnataka.

Saalumarada Thimmakka (approx 107-years-old) was born in Gubbi Taluk, Tumukuru District in Karnataka. She married to Chikkaiah, a native of Hulikal village in Karnataka. She has no children but adopted a son named Umesh.

Saalumarada Thimmakka did not receive formal education and worked as a casual laborer in nearby fields. 

Saalumarada Thimmakka work has been praised at state, national & international level. She has been honored with several awards in her life.

Saalumarada Thimmakka received the National Citizen's Award of India (1995). 

Saalumarada Thimmakka work was recognized by the Government of India and she was conferred with Padma Shri in 2019.


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