Vinoba Bhave Indian advocate Vinayak Narahari "Vinoba" Bhave was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights. Often called Acharya, he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement. He is considered as a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mohandas Gandhi. Wikipedia Born: 11 September 1895, Pen Died: 15 November 1982, Pavnar Full name: Vinayak Narahari Bhave Education: The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Awards: Bharat Ratna