Kamalatai Thakur née Jatar and Krishnarao Thakur

This is a photograph of Kamalatai Thakur nee Jatar. She was the daughter of Bapurao, the eldest son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. She was the elder sister of Banutai and Sushilatai. She was Appasaheb‘s sister.

kamala tai and hubby

 

Sonavi Kher Desai (daughter of Malti Kher (nee Thakur), Kamalatai’s grand daughter  says:

She was also very gentle and warm. She passed away when I was quite young so I don’t have too many memories of her. But I remember the big dabbas of ladoos she always had in the Nagpur kitchen

This is what Anjani Mangalmurti, Kamalatai’s first cousin’s daughter has to say about her:

Long ago, around 1953,we stayed with them in Nagpur, for a short time before my father was allotted a bungalow. They were kind and affectionate hosts. Papa as he was called by all, every evening gave us a tour of his beautiful rose garden, rose cultivation was his hobby. He had a collection of exotic roses! Tai Thakur and my mom were first cousins. Anjani

 

A link to a write-up by Sonavi on her grandmother: Memories of my grandmother.

One thought on “Kamalatai Thakur née Jatar and Krishnarao Thakur

  1. I saw both of them during a Nagpur stop-over in 1967, Calcutta to Hyderabad. Krishnarao was tending their flower garden. They knew about me becoming an ‘American’ by then. She was very happy to see me and took me to my grandmother’s brother’s house across town. I returned to the airport in time to catch the next flight!
    Bal Borgaonkar

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