Harekala Hajabba Age, Wife All About Padma Shri Award Winner Fruit Seller

Harekala Hajabba

Harekala Hajabba is a well-known Indian orange vendor who received the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. Know more about Harekala Hajabba Biography, Age, Wife

Quick Facts

Real NameHarekala Hajabba
Nick NameHarekala
Famous AsOrange vendor
Age71-years old
BirthdayOctober 17, 1952
BirthplaceTumkur, Karnataka, India
Zodiac SignVirgo
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe SizeN/A

Harekala Hajabba Age & Early Life

Harekala Hajabba was born on October 17, 1952, in Tumkur, Karnataka, India, and He is 71 years old as of 2024 He grew up in Tumkur, Karnataka. Harekala Hajabba has not attended school due to financial constraints. He started working at a young age. However, he wishes to provide education to underprivileged children so that children who are unable to attend school due to financial constraints might get an education.

Road To Padma Shri Award

Harekala Hajabba is a well-known Indian orange seller who received the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. He cultivated orange plants and saved a portion of his earnings from selling oranges to establish a school in the area where he came so that the needy children of the community could get an education. Today, the institution, which has developed thanks to government funding and private contributions, is known as Hajabba School. His next objective is to establish a Pre-University college in his village.


Honors and Recognition

  • Ismath Pajeer, a social activist and writer, has written a book on Hajabba’s life called Harekala Hajabbara Jeevana Charitre (Life story of Harekala Hajabba).
  • Hajabba’s life narrative is now part of the Mangalore University curriculum.
  • In November 2012, the BBC released a story titled “Unlettered fruit-Indian seller’s schooling dream” on Hajabba.
  • CNN IBN and the Reliance Foundation honored Hajabba with the Real Heroes Award.
  • Kannada Prabha, a renowned Kannada-language daily, awarded Hajabba Person Of The Year.
  • The government of India bestowed the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honor, to Hajabba in 2020.

Harekala Hajabba Wife & Marriage

Who is Harekala Hajabba Wife?  He is a Married man and also has children, but there is no further information regarding his wife and children. Although there is much information about him on the internet, he appears to keep his family private.

Harekala Hajabba Net worth

Harekala Hajabba’s net worth is about $2 million as of January 2024.