Karve was seventy years old. By
then all his dreams had more or less been fulfilled. On Karve's seventy-first birthday,
that is, on 18th April 1928, the Pune Municipality honored him by presenting an address. A
prominent road in Pune was named 'Karve Road'. On this occasion an eminent poet
appropriately described Karve as 'Maharshi'. He had led Indian women from darkness to
light and from ignorance to knowledge, and freed them from the shackles of cruel and blind
practices; is not such a man a Maharshi - a Great Sage?