Family photo from 1936

This is an old photograph taken at the time of Sushilatai Nanal’s (Bapurao’s daughter) wedding sometime around 1936, and that was 84 years ago! I think it’s an amazing photograph because it has someone from almost every branch of Shriram Jatar’s family. Me and my father, Sudhir Jatar, sat down to identify these people and it was great fun! I hope you have as much fun as we did when we saw the cute baby faces of those whom we knew only as elderly people.

Each one of the people in this photo has a life story which I hope to be able to put on this website one of these days. I have some, but far too few!

Sushila Nanal's wedding
At the wedding of Sushila Nanal née Jatar

KIDS: 1st Row from the bottom, sitting on the ground, from LtoR: Sharad Jatar, son of Appasaheb and grandson of Bapurao, (with Chandu on his lap); Jairam(Bhaiyya) Jatar (son of Bhausaheb); Yashwant Inamdar (son of Banutai and Annasaheb); Balkrishna Jatar, son of Abasaheb; Usha Thakar née Jatar, daughter of Bhausaheb; Padma Dani née Thakur, Kamalatai Thakur’s daughter and Bapurao’s grand-daughter; Sheila Bhagvat née Jatar, Bhausaheb’s daughter; Saral Thakkar née Jatar, Abasaheb’s daughter; Sudha Dhawale née Jatar, Appasaheb’s daughter; Sadashiv (Balu) Jatar, Bhausaheb’s son, Ashok Bhajekar (Indira Bhajekar’s son; Arvind (Baba) Jatar (Bhausaheb’s son).

2nd Row sitting LtoR: Kamlatai Thakur née Jatar (Bapurao’s daughter) with daughter Malti Kher née Thakur in her lap; Satyabhama Jatar (née Khandekar, Abasaheb’s second wife); Aavdabai Bhupatkar née Jatar (Bapurao’s sister and Shriram Jatar’s daughter); Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao); Bal Borgaonkar; Sushilatai Nanal née Jatar (Bapurao’s daughter); Appasaheb Nanal, Uma Jatar née Bhoptakar (Bapurao’s wife); Vimalabai (Jiji) Jatar née Dixit (Bhausaheb’s second wife); Radha Jatar née Leela Shevde (Appasaheb’s second wife); Malti Jatar née Phadnis (Babukaka’s wife and Bapurao’s daughter-in-law).

3rd Row standing ladies. From LtoR: Sindhu Kher née Thakur (Kamalatai’s eldest); Sindhutai Joshi née Bhupatkar (Aavadabai’s daughter); Leela Talwalkar née Jatar (Bhausaheb’s daughter); Kumudtai Borgaokar née Jatar (Balasaheb Jatar’s daughter); Sarojini (Banutai) Inamdar née Jatar (Bapurao’s daughter); Indira (Indutai) Bhajekar née Jatar (Bhausaheb’s daughter).

Last Row standing men. From LtoR: Krishnarao Thakur; Abasaheb, Bapurao’s younger brother and Shriram Jatar’s son, (holding son Prabhakar); Annakaka, Bapurao’s son; Jairam, Bapurao’s attendant; xx unknown person; Annasaheb Inamdar, Bapurao’s sister Godutai’s son and Shriram Jatar’s grandson; Bhai Thakur, Kamalatai’s son; Bhalchandrao Bhajekar (Indira’s husband and Bhausaheb’s son-in-law); Jagganath Inamdar (Bapurao’s sister Godutai’s son and Shriram Jatar’s grandson); Nilkanth Jatar (Bhausaheb, Shriram Jatar’s son and Bapurao’s younger brother) holding Sudhir; Panditrao Inamdar, Bapurao’s sister Godutai’s son and Shriram Jatar’s grandson); Vasudev Jatar (Appasaheb, Bapurao’s son); Shantaram Jatar (Babukaka, Bapurao’s son).

PMPL Driver Conductor Training by the Jatar Trust

The Vimalabai Jatar Charitable Trust has been funding the training of drivers and conductors for the past many years. The training happened this year too. The training takes place in several batches, of 24 drivers and 24 conductors in each batch (total 48) at IDTR, Pune (Institute of Driver Training and Research).

When the drivers and conductors work in pairs it improves communication. The training takes place over a period of two days.

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Medha Jere conducted the role-play sessions. The drivers and conductors are put into difficult situations that they commonly face during their journey. For example, if a person with heavy luggage enters the bus and blocks the passage of other passengers.  Or when there is a conflict between passengers about seat-sharing. Or how to behave if a passenger complains of a missing wallet. Continue reading “PMPL Driver Conductor Training by the Jatar Trust”

Contributing author: Dr Anagha Dudhbhate

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a book on Women’s health was published by Kabir Bagh Math Sanstha – they work with Yoga therapy for a healthy life. All contributing authors were felicitated at a function.

Dr Anagha Dudhbhate contributed an article on त्वचा अणि स्त्री स्वास्थ्य (skin & women’s health). In the photo below, she is being felicitated at the hands of the Hon. Mayor of Pune ( photo on the right).

 

Contributed by Jaideep Dudhbhate.

(Anagha is the wife of Jaideep Dudhbhate, the grandson of the Late Kumudini Borgaonkar (nee Jatar). Kumudini (married to Shankar Rao Borgaonkar) was the daughter of the late Ranganath Jatar (Balasaheb). Balasaheb was the son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar.)

 

 

Darshana Date marries Siddhesh Kolhe

On the 3rd of March 2019, Darshana Date’s wedding took place at Pandit Farms in Pune. She married Siddesh, the son of Dilip and Joyti Kolhe. Darshana is the daughter of Madhavi and Deepak Date and the sister of Kaushiki Date.

Madhavi Date nee Jatar, is the daughter of Sadashiv Jatar (popularly known as Balasaheb or Balu) and the grand-daughter of Bhausaheb and the great-granddaughter of Shriram Jatar. Darshana is the great-great-granddaughter of Shriram Jatar.

darshana marriage

A book for children by Mohini Kirtane

Mohini Kirtane nee Joshi, is the daughter of Nalini Joshi nee Jatar (known in the family as Nanutai). Nanutai was the daughter of Vasudev Jatar (Appasaheb) and Radha (his first wife). Appasaheb was the second eldest son of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao). Bapurao was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Mohini is the granddaughter of Appasaheb, the great-granddaughter of Bapurao and the great-great granddaughter of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar.

Mohini has written a lovely book for children: about the adventures of Armaan, the Brave Warrior. It was published by Vishwakarma Publications, a reputed traditional publishing company. It was released last month.

Mohini is married to Continue reading “A book for children by Mohini Kirtane”

Captain D.K. Jatar and India’s first international flight

What we know about our grand-uncle Capt.D.K. Jatar (Annakaka), is that he was on board the Kashmir Princess, and tragically lost his life because the plane was sabotaged. He was awarded the Ashok Chakra for his bravery.

You can read about him, and his last flight here and here.

malabar-princess-lapoloWhat is less known is that he is a part of Indian Aviation history. In 1948, Air India launched its international operations to Europe. And on June 8, 1948, Malabar Princess (a 40-seater Lockheed L-749 Constellation) flew over 8,047 km from Mumbai to London via Cairo and Geneva. The photo of the airplane been sourced from here.

Air India’s maiden international venture was captained by K.R. Guzdar and D.K. Jatar, and carried 35 passengers, Continue reading “Captain D.K. Jatar and India’s first international flight”

The Jatar Family Bhishis

Bhishi is a gathering of people who generally meet monthly and each contributes a small amount towards a fund which goes to the person hosting it. It is a type of kitty party…in other words, it is an excuse to keep in touch on a regular basis.

The women of the Jatar Family (and their descendants) have done a great job in maintaining the bhishi for the last 20 years, and more. It’s amazing that the bhishi includes not just first, second and third cousins (spouses too) but also cousins twice removed. Also aunts and nieces, several times removed. The bhishi has everyone with Jatar blood, or someone Continue reading “The Jatar Family Bhishis”

85th and 90th Birthday Party of 5 cousins

On the 21st of January the descendants of four Jatar brothers (Kashinath (Bapurao), Rangnath (Balasaheb), Nilkanth (Bhausaheb), and Vishnu (Abasaheb) came together to celebrate their birthday.

The birthday people are Bal Borgaonkar (descendant of Balasaheb), Chandu Jatar (descendant of Bapurao), Brig. R.V. Jatar (descendant of Abasaheb), Maj. Gen. S.C.N. Jatar and his elder sister, Dr. Usha Thakar (descendants of Bhausaheb) who is 90 years old.

Here is a slideshow (photos by Ranjit Jatar) of the birthday boys eating cake. Continue reading “85th and 90th Birthday Party of 5 cousins”

Bal Borgaonkar’s 85th Birthday Photograph

 

The birthday party took place at Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, Delaware in the U.S.

Bal Borgaonkar sitting with wife Manda (nee Purandare) with Sonya (their daughter) in the center.
Standing L.R: Wyatt (Sonya’s son), Nisha (Ruma’s daughter), Revathi and Ruma (Bal Borgaonkar’s sister’s daughters), Raj (Bal Borgaonkar’s son), Uday Dudhbhate (Bal Borgaonkar’s sister’s son), Shankar Joshi, Sripad, Tara (Sonya’s daughter), Kumud (Uday’s wife), Rina (Ruma’s daughter), and Evan Borgaonkar (Raj’ s son)

Bal Borgaonkar is the grandson of Balasaheb Jatar, (his daughter Kumudini’s son). Balasaheb died early, and was the second son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar.

You can read about more about the Borgaonkars here: Bal Borgaonkar’s journey to America, about his sister Achala Rao and father Shankarao  and about Borgao.

The 1971 War and Brigadier RV Jatar

Brig. R.V Jatar (known as Raghunath) was in a heroic battle during the 1971 war. The details of the battle are given below in an article written by Col Bhatia. This article titled “Lord of the Desert” by Col N N Bhatia (Retd) was published in the Lahore Times. The links to this article are also available here on the Bharat Rakshak site and here on Point Blank, a news site.

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Brig. R.V Jatar

Raghunath Jatar is the son of Abasaheb, and the grand-son of Shriram Jatar.

Lord of the Desert
December 16, 2014

|By Col. NN Bhatia (Retd)|

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 is synonymous with the liberation of Bangladesh that commenced with Pakistan launching of Operation Chengiz Khan on 3rd December 1971 through pre-emptive strikes on 11 Indian airbases.

The war effectively came to an end after the Eastern Command of the Pakistani Armed Forces deployed to protect Eastern Wing of the country signed Instrument of Surrender on 16 December 1971 and East Pakistan seceded as Continue reading “The 1971 War and Brigadier RV Jatar”

Video of the 29th Jatar Get together function

On the 29th of November there was a get together of the Jatar clan from six different branches of the family. This is the reduced version of the video.

There are also the individual videos of the elders in the family which have been posted earlier. Here are the links to these:

Bhalachandra Jatar (Chandu) video
Anjali Jatar Video
Jayanta Jatar Video
Video Recording of Sudhir Jatar
Video recording of Pramila Desai
Video recording of Dr. Usha Thakar
Nirmala Jatar’s video recording

Here is a link to all the photographs of the function.

Link to photographs of the function

Jatar Get-Together on the 29th of November 2015

One fine Sunday morning in Pune the Jatar clan (whoever could make it) met under one roof. Shreelekha tai’s Munot Hall (they run the Kamayani school and the hall, both started by Sindhutai Joshi, Shreelekha Kulkarni’s mother). Six branches met – the descendants of four brothers and two sisters of Shriram Jatar – Bapurao, Balasaheb, Bhausaheb, Abasaheb, Autai and Godutai. The link to the video of the function is here.

family tree

(The tree and badges for the occasion were made by Madhavi Date nee Jatar with inputs provided by Brig. Raghunath Jatar)

IMG_7160The programme commenced with the lighting of a lamp by Shreelekha Kulkarni, the daughter of Sindhutai Joshi (the late grand-daughter of Shriram Jatar and the daughter of Autai Bhupatkar).

This was followed by an audio visual show (these videos will be posted later). The show lasted for one hour and seniors from different branches said a few words. It had humour and information, both. The audience was rapt. An audience of different generations. Continue reading “Jatar Get-Together on the 29th of November 2015”