She never had the opportunity to go school or have any kind of formal education. 105-year-old environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka has made herself and India proud to such an extent that even the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) knows her. The reason for her fame is that she has planted over 8,000 trees in 80 years.
Born In: poor family of Hulikal village in Magadi Taluk, Ramangara
Awards:National Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Award by Government of India