Consider the following statements about Vinoba Bhave:  

  1. He was the first satyagrahi chosen by Mahatma Gandhi for the civil disobedience movement
  2. He introduced the concept of Total Revolution
  3. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously 

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] 1 & 3 Only

The first satyagrahi chosen by Mahatma Gandhi for the civil disobedience movement was Sri Vinoba Bhave. Second statement is incorrect because the concept of Total Revolution or Sampurna Kranti was introduced by Jai Prakash Narain. Third statement is correct because Vinoba Bhave was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1983.

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