Kisan Baburao Hazare (born 15 June 1937), popularly known as Anna Hazare, is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and punish corruption in public life. In addition to organising and encouraging grassroots movements, Hazare frequently conducted hunger strikes to further his causes. Hazare also contributed to the development and structuring of Ralegaon Siddhi, a village in Maharashtra, India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the Indian Government in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this village as a model for others.

Anna Hazare in his younger days found life to be meaningless and wanted to commit suicide. Just then he came across a small booklet of Swami Vivekananda. From then he dedicated his life for the cause of the Nation. Anna Hazare calls Swami Vivekananda as his Guru.