Savitribai Phule Biography

Savitribai Phule was a social reformer and educationist in India who played a key role in the development of education for women in the country. 

Savitribai Phule Biography
Savitribai Phule Biography

Full name

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule




January 3, 1831

Naigaon, Maharashtra, India




Khandoji Navse Patil 



66 Years (at Death time)


March 10, 1897

Pune, India

Marital Status



Spouse (Husband)

Jyotirao Phule 

(Married-  1840–1890)


Yashwant Phule

She was born in 1831 in the state of Maharashtra and was married at the age of nine to Jyotirao Phule, who was also a social reformer and a key figure in the fight against the caste system in India. 

Together, Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule worked to promote education for girls and women and to improve the rights and status of women in society. Savitribai Phule is remembered as a pioneering figure in the field of education and a leading advocate for the rights of women in India.

Savitribai Phule is credited with establishing the first school for girls in India, which she opened in Pune in 1848

Despite facing resistance and discrimination, she and her husband Jyotirao Phule continued to work towards their goal of providing education for all, including the lowest castes and women. 

Savitribai Phule and Jyoti Rao Phule did not have any children although it is believed that Yashwantrao who was born to a Brahmin widow was adopted by both of them. There is no original evidence to support this fact.

Savitribai Phule was also a prominent writer and poet and is remembered for her works, which focused on social issues and the plight of women in society. 

She is celebrated as a pioneering figure in the field of education and a leader in the movement for social reform in India.