Sunderlal Bahuguna Biography

Sunderlal Bahuguna (born 9 January 1927) is a noted Garhwali environmentalist.He is has started Chipko movement and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. This idea of chipko movement was of his wife “Vimla Bahuguna” and the action was taken by him. For years he has been fighting for the preservation of forests in the Himalayas, first as a member of the Chipko movement in the 1970s, and later spearheaded the Anti-Tehri Dam movement starting 1980s, to early 2004. He was one of the early environmentalists of India, and later he and people associated with the Chipko movement later started taking up environmental issues, like against large dams.He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, on 26 January 2009.

Sunderlal Bahuguna Biography Death Reason , wife, Chipko movement , Family , Children , Height , Age


Intro Indian activist
Occupation Activist
Country India
Type Activism
Gender Male
Date of Birth(DOB) 9 January 1927, Tehri
Age 94 years


Name Sunderlal Bahuguna
Caste Gharwali
Born 9 January 1927 (age 94 years), Maroda
Nationality Indian
Wife Vimla Bahuguna
Children 3
Awards Right Livelihood Award, Padma Vibhushan
Books Dharti Ki Pukar, India`s Environment: Myth And Reality, MORE
Father Yet to Update
Mother Yet to Update


  • Chipko Right Livelihood Award Official website.
  • 1981 Padma Shri by the government of India, but he refused
  • 1987: Right Livelihood Award (Chipko Movement)
  • 1986 Jamnalal Bajaj Award for constructive work.
  • 1989 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences was conferred by IIT Roorkee
  • 2009: Padma Vibhushan
  • India’s Environment : Myth & Reality with Vandana Shiva, Medha Patkar
  • Environmental Crisis and Humans at Risk: Priorities for action with Rajiv K.Sinha
  • Bhu Prayog Men Buniyadi Parivartan Ki Or (Hindi)
  • Dharti Ki Pukar (Hindi)