The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees from 1985

Amte, Murlidhar Devidas

Popularly known as “Baba (Father) Amte”, he is one of the greatest social reformers of India who gave his lucrative career as lawyer for social service and humanitarian work for the neglected peoples of India – and dedicated his entire life to the care and rehabilitation of leprosy patients

Noordin, Tan Sri Ahmad

Malaysia’s deeply moral and committed civil servant, who restored confidence in government by ensuring that the heads of government institutions grow in integrity and responsibility over public funds entrusted to them

Watson, Harold Ray

An American Baptist minister who restored productivity to abandoned mountainsides and other wasteland using SALT, or Sloping Agricultural Land Technology and FAITH (Food Always in the Home) Garden that he and his co-workers developed