You are absolutely right that Anna-ji was a former soldier in the Indian army and fought 1965 Indo-Pak War. He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra. This village is a self-sustained village and energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.
Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
His core idea was that the natural resources and human resources if properly planned can improve the persons, place, village and society without indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources. Side by side he was also fighting against corruption in Maharashtra.He was honoured for his services to the humanity by conferring Padma Bhushan.
Ramanathan A R