Dattatrya Jayant Jatar and his family

By Hirkani Padhye.

Jayant Jatar (1932-2018) was the fourth child of Vasudeo (Appasaheb) Jatar. Appasaheb was the son of Bapurao and the grandson of Shriram Jatar. Jayant was one of six children, with the eldest sibling being Nalini Joshi. She was followed by Vinayak (Sharad), Sudha Dhawle, Jayant, Diwakar (Madhav), and the youngest is Urmila Belur. They all grew up in the Shriram Wada in Narayan Peth in Pune.

The Jatar family also farmed on nearby lands. Most of the vegetables were sold directly from the farm and whatever was not sold was then brought back to the wada.

Here is a photograph of Jayant with siblings and nephews and nieces.

Sitting Bottom row L-R-Urmila Belur, Madhav Jatar, Vidya Chand, Vijay Joshi, Mohini Kirtane. Middle row L-R Nirmala Jatar, Radhabai Jatar, Appasaheb, Nalini Joshi , Sudha.
Standing L-R Tatyasaheb Joshi, Sharad Jatar , Mickey Jatar, Chandu Jatar and Jayant Jatar

The grandchildren claimed responsibility over the leftover share and set up their own vegetable stall in front of the wada and sold the remaining produce to those passers-by. During the summers, the Jatar grandchildren also loved performing plays for the rest of the family, which all the elders enjoyed.

Jayant was one of Bapurao’s favorite grandchildren. All the Jatar grandchildren spent their summers at the Jatar Wada creating fun and lifelong memories.

One of Jayant’s fondest memories was when Bapurao would carry a sleeping Jayant to bed. Jayant would be jostled awake when Bapurao lifted him up. As the other grandchildren followed Bapurao as he carried Jayant, Jayant would open his eyes and tease his cousins for having to walk up all those stairs by themselves.

Jayant attend Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya, along with his close friend Jayant Pundale, who lived across the street. They were passionate about physical fitness and attend the local vyayamshala. They enjoyed swimming, which they also excelled at. Being a thrill seeker, our Jayant even dove into the greatly flooded Mula-Mutha River, which many of the elders from the Jatar Wada witnessed first-hand.

Upon completing his matriculation, he started a job at a paper mill in Khopoli. Due to health reasons, he decided to move to Mumbai with his elder brother, where he decided to further his studies in catering at the newly opened Catering College in Dadar. During his time at the Catering College, he developed a life-long friend with another Jayant, Jayant Yande.

When he graduated, Jayant then joined the catering department at Air India in 1956. In 1959, he married Sheela Pandit and moved to Vile Parle in 1962.

Jayant and Sheela marriage photo – May16th 1959

Also in 1962, Jayant received his first overseas posting in Melbourne, Australia. In Australia, he received news that Sheela had delivered their first baby girl, Hirkani.

In his 30 plus year career with Air India, he received multiple posting across the world, where he accompanied many dignitaries like President & Vice President of India, Honorable J.R.D Tata to name a few. His last posting was in Rome, Italy, which lasted for 3 and a half years. During his posting, he welcomed many family and friends to visit in Rome.

Jayanta during his posting in Rome shaking hands with Pope John Paul

Jayant was very proud of his family roots and this article cannot be complete without mentioning his greatest influence as he was growing up – that of his grandfather, Bapurao. He was always intrigued by Bapurao’s towering personality. Bapurao was an exceptional individual with outstanding intelligence in our country’s pre-independence era. It was not an easy task for a person of Indian heritage to rise to the ranks of “District Commissioner” and Bapurao was not an exception but with his undeniable talent the British government had to promote him to well deserved position, “Commissioner of Akola District”. During his term, he was recognized for his outstanding ability to govern which resulted in an area named “Jatar Peth” after him. Bapurao had travelled extensively and was a visionary with a very progressive mindset. After retiring from the job, Bapurao moved to Pune. He was very well compensated with a pension of Rs. 500 per month, which was considered to be a great deal of money at that time.

His exposure to the western world was impactful and he decided to venture in to the areas no other Brahmin families had ever ventured into. He decided to pursue poultry farming as well as developing a tobacco plantation on a commercial scale. Although the plantation didn’t reach the success that he had envisioned, his courage to explore a new venture was commendable. His progressive mindset made him run a social program to abolish the stigma against young widows by giving them a chance to remarry and be contributing members of society. He was a progressive thinker and must have believed that women were equally capable and that must be the reason for him always consulting his wife prior to taking any major decisions. Jayant must have inherited that quality from him and that’s why he was so supportive of the idea that his wife Sheela get back to college and pursue her dream of getting her Ph.D.

His father, Shriram Bhikaji Jatar, had left the sprawling “Shriram Wada” to all his sons. However, Bapurao purchased the Jatar wada from his brothers in 1927 for ₹20,000/- which was an enormous sum at that time. This property was sold in 1951, after Bapurao’s death.

After his death, Jayant went through the extensive collection of Bapurao’s writings such as letters, diaries and other artifacts.

A book case from Jatar wada – Made from carved Rose wood – it’s original doors were carved too but over the various moves had to be Replaced with glass doors

After retirement, Jayant started going for morning walks to maintain his health and wellness. One day, he noticed the Laughter Club happening at the nearby playground. It piqued his interest since many participants of the club were in his age group. He decided then and there to join the club. He looked forward to attending the Laughter Club every morning. Jayant also noticed an overall improvement in his health which he attributed to the Laughter Club. When the person leading the Club could not continue for personal reasons, Jayant volunteered to lead the group, in fact the other participants demanded that he become the leader of the club. His dedication and passion to the club was evident, especially since he took initiative to educate all members of the health benefits, arrange holiday functions, one day trips and yearly seminars which occurred across Maharashtra. Jayant was so beloved by all members of the Laughter Club that members came to visit him and offer respects every year on Guru Poornima.

Jayant and Sheela’s second daughter, Sanhita was born in 1963. Following her birth, Jayant was received new postings in Delhi and Calcutta. where the family stayed for a few years. They returned to Mumbai when Hirkani and Sanhita were ready to begin school. After a few years, Jayant transferred from the “Catering Department” to the “Commercial Department”. 

L-R Hirkani Jayanta Sheela Sanhita

As the saying goes, “Behind every successful man there is a successful woman”. This saying was especially true in Jayant’s family’s household. Jayant stood behind his wife and daughters as a pillar of strength, as Sheela pursued her PhD, Hirkani completed her Occupational Therapy program and Sanhita completed Medical School. He took charge of the house and the housework. With his background in catering and his mom and three sisters being expert cooks, he taught his daughters the art of cutting vegetables, cooking and garnishing. 

Jayant’s oldest daughter, Hirkani and her husband Avinash Padhye, an electrical engineer by profession, live in Braintree, Massachusetts, a suburb outside of Boston. Hirkani practices Occupational Therapy in Massachusetts – specializing in the geriatric population. Their daughter Ira is currently in Richmond, Virginia, and is working as special education consultant for the Virginia Deaf-Blind Project and also completing her PhD in Special Education and Disability Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Here are some more family photos:

L-R Sanhita’s son Priyank Jayant ,Sheela and Hirkani’s daughter Ira

Jayant’s youngest daughter, Sanhita, a general physician, married Avanish Rajan, who is also a physician and a renowned photographer. Their eldest son, Priyank is completing his MD in pediatrics and is married to Vishesha, an OB/GYN. Sanhita’s has twin daughters, Rhuta and Divita. Rhuta has a degree in Hospital Management and assists her parents in the Nursing Home in Mumbai. Divita is currently pursing her MBA at Symbiosis in Pune.

Avinash,, Ira and Hirkani
L-R Sanhita’s DIL Vishesha Son Priyank and daughter Ruta
L-R- Divita ,Ruta , Priyank Sanhita and Avanish

Saral Thakkar née Jatar

Saral Thakkar

Saral Thakkar (née Suhasini Jatar) is the daughter of Abasaheb Jatar, and the granddaughter of Shriram Jatar.

The following information has been sent by Padmini Taskar née Thakkar, Saral Thakkar’s daughter:

Saral Thakkar is the older sister of Brig Raghunath Jatar. She was married to Vasant Thakkar and had a long rewarding career with the State Trading Corporation, STC Mumbai for 31 years, retiring as Marketing Manager.

She has two daughters. Ashwini is older and married to Mukund Deshpande. Ashwini has one daughter Poulomi, married to Rohit Rajurkar. The Deshpande clan resides in Melbourne, Australia. Ashwini and Mukund are both CAs from India and now CPAs @Australia.

Saral Thakkar’s younger daughter, Padmini Taskar, resides with her daughter, Sanjana Taskar, in Maryland, near Washington DC, USA. Padmini works in an IT & Strategy consulting firm. Sanjana is pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts.

Saral Thakkar is presently staying in Pune with her brother Raghunath Jatar. Prior to that, she spent most of her recent years with her two daughters.

Saral Thakkar with her daughters Ashwini and Padmini

Shri. Narhar Laxman Inamdar (Annasaheb) & Smt. Sarojini (Banutai) Inamdar née Jatar

The following write-up has been contributed by Shrikrishna (Bal) Inamdar. He is the son of Sarojini Inamdar née Jatar (Banutai), who was the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. He is also the son of Narhar Inamdar (Annasaheb), who was the son of Shriram Jatar’s daughter, Godutai. Godutai married Laxman Inamdar (popularly known as Babasaheb).

By Bal Inamdar

Respected Bapurao Jatar had a liking for his sister’s son Narhar for his academic inclinations. Annasaheb, in turn, adored Bapurao and regarded him as his role model.

Annasaheb had a brilliant academic career. He was M.A. First Class First in Sanskrit. At a young age, he had vowed not to serve the British Empire, but start his own institution for the public good. Bapurao encouraged him and Annasaheb started New High School in Amravati. Dadasaheb Khaparde, an eminent social worker and a big landlord in Amravati, was of immense help.

When I visited Amravati in 2017, after nearly sixty years, I visited the school also. The then Head Master was thrilled to know who I am. We got to talking and the peon brought one old Board on which names of all headmasters from inception were written. I was overwhelmed to see that the first name was of Annasaheb and the year was 1924. It means Annasaheb was only 25 years old then. (Born on 6th July 1899). I used to be excited to read the nameplate on our door, N.L. Inamdar, M.A., B.T., T.D. (London) – almost half the alphabets!

Annasaheb married Bapurao’s daughter Banutai in 1927. Banutai was also good in studies and had a liking for music and literature. She also had a flair for writing. She had later translated the book, ‘Kashmir Princess) in Marathi, which was published in the prestigious “Kirloskar” magazine in parts for over a year. I wish she had completed graduation. Her horizon would have widened.

Annasaheb worked on a meagre salary all his life without Provident Fund, Pension or other retirement benefits. After all, it was his own school!

But the brunt had to be borne by Banutai, as she came from an affluent family. It must be said to her credit that she managed the household very efficiently in the limited sources available. She never let us feel that we were poor (when in fact, we were poor). She maintained our middle-class dignity with poise. She never asked Bapurao or anybody else for financial help. Appasaheb Jatar, her elder brother, and his family was, however, a great emotional support to her.

They had three children: Yeshwant left for England for naval training when he was hardly 20 years old. Sulabha (fondly Tai) was also good at studies and had a keen interest in Music & Dramatics. Banutai encouraged her to obtain a Sangeet Visharad degree. She also participated in plays and other cultural programmes staged at the time of Annual Social gathering in S.P. College, Pune. I remember one play vividly in which Sulabha acted. It was Acharya Atre’s “Bhramaacha Bhopala”.

I had written two lines on each member of the Jatar family with whom I had interacted personally. It was titled Jatar Kul Swabhav Darshan – attributes of Jatar family members. Banutai liked it very much but also scolded me as she felt some comments may sound offensive to some. But then she herself said, ‘No, retain this as it is. I know you have no intentions to offend anyone. On the contrary, you thought of writing about them because you have respect and affection for them’. She was a woman of substance. I still possess that piece which is dated 19th January 1963 i.e., I wasn’t even 18 years old – a juvenile offender, you may say.

Annasaheb was appointed Chairman of the Sanskrit Commission by the Government of India with headquarters at Bhandarkar Research Institute at Pune. He inculcated an interest in the Sanskrit language in me. He was disappointed when I missed the Jagannath Shankarsheth scholarship by just two marks. But I told him that I have scored the second highest and got the Beedkar prize, which may have placated him somewhat.

He had submitted a report to the Govt. of India on why Sanskrit should be made compulsory in schools. He explained how neither the language nor its grammar was not as difficult as it is made out to be. He insisted that it is a language of knowledge (Dnyan Bhaasha) and subhasheets in that language were an invaluable treasure. He believed that it can become the language of the masses, even if not used daily in ordinary conversation.

He was also actively associated with Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha where Dasukaka Bhupatkar was a member of the managing committee in 1957-58. Annasaheb had great admiration for Dasukaka for his writings in chaste Hindi and his contribution to preparing of school textbooks.

The family house, “Shriram” at 388, Narayan Peth, Pune, was sold to Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha.

My parents did not leave any property or money for their children. But they gave us an invaluable wealth of good Sanskars, which lasts much longer than any material wealth.

I still cherish them!!!

A family photo of Bapurao’s sister’s (Godutai’s) children and spouses with Banutai (centre). The wives are sitting directly in front of their spouses, except for Chottitai who is sitting in front of her brother Nanasaheb:

L to R (standing): Sadashiv (Nanasaheb) Inamdar, Purshottam (Panditrao) Inamdar, Narhar (Annasaheb) Inamdar, Vishwanath (Vasantrao) Inamdar, & Jagannathrao Inamdar.
L to R (sitting): Yamuna/Indira (Chhotitai) Talwalkar née Inamdar, Kusum Inamdar née Bhat, Sarojini (Banutai) Inamdar née Jatar, Leela Inamdar née Amberkar, & Prabha Inamdar née Deuskar.

Vidula Ravindra Bhagwat

Vidula Bhagwat née Jatar is the eldest child of Sharad and Nirmala Jatar. Sharad (Vinayak) Jatar was the son of Appasaheb (Vasudev). Appasaheb was the son of Bapurao and the grandson of Shriram Jatar.

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Vidula with her family


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Indu Atya – Reflections of her niece, Madhavi

The following article about Indirabai Bhajekar, Bhausaheb‘s eldest child and Shriram Jatar‘s granddaughter, has been written by Madhavi Jatar, the daughter of Sadashiv (Balu) Jatar, and the granddaughter of Bhausaheb.

इंदू आत्या : एक मुक्त चिंतन

– माधवी दाते (जटार)

इंदू आत्या, माझी सर्वात मोठी आत्या. रुढ अर्थाने ती माझी आत्या होती, पण तसं पाहिलं तर ती माझी आजी होती. तिच्यात आणि माझ्या बाबांच्या वयात २१ वर्षांचे अंतर होते. बाबा आणि सुधीर काका इंदू आत्या कडे राहात होते, तेव्हा तीने केवळ त्यांची ताई न राहाता, आई बनून त्यांच्यावर संस्कार केले. ती केवळ अशोक दादा, नीलू , बाबा, सुधीर काका यांचीच आई नव्हती, तर तिच्या बालवाडीतील असंख्य मुलांची व निवाऱ्यातील व्रृध्दांची ती माऊलीच होती. काय योगायोग आहे बघा, ह्या आदर्श मातेच्या हस्ते १९७७च्या डिसेंबर महिन्यात ग.दि.मांच्या आईचा “माईसाहेब पारखी आदर्श माता” हा पुरस्कार देऊन गौरव करण्यात आला होता.

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Shrirang Arvind Talwalkar

Shrirang is the son of Leela Talwalkar and Dr Arvind Talwalkar (daughter and son-in-law of  Bhausaheb respectively). Bhausaheb was the son of Shriram Jatar.

By Shrirang Arvind Talwalkar

I am lucky to be alive. Credit goes to my parents. After I was born, there was an infection to my left hip which needed treatment by penicillin. The antibiotic was apparently not available in India, but as luck would have it, my father, Dr A. K. Talwalkar was in Liverpool, England, doing MCh (considered as the highest master’s degree in Surgical Science, the Master Chirurgiae is an extremely advanced and selective postgraduate/doctoral degree after Master of Surgery that equips an individual with a technical understanding of complex surgical procedures) and my mother Leela was brave enough to take my brothers and me to England by boat in 1946. I got the antibiotic and excellent orthopaedic treatment. This left a somewhat shortened leg but left me basically intact. This defect was eventually fixed in 2009 by hip replacement in the US. Continue reading “Shrirang Arvind Talwalkar”

Chandrabhaga – a star which shone brightly (1907-1925)

By Raghunath Jatar

Smiling, happy and brilliant Chani

Today I am writing about a star in the history of the Jatar family which shone brightly, in fact, dazzled, and streaked across the firmament much too soon.

Chandrabhaga, popularly known as Chani, was born in 1907, as the third daughter of Bapurao, i.e. KS Jatar, who was the eldest son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. (link to his family tree). Chani was younger than Kamalatai Thakur and Anasuya Garde, whereas she was older than her sister Banutai Inamdar and Sushilatai Nanal.

Chani was very good at studies and received the Radhabai Paonaskar scholarship and a silver medal for standing first among girl students at the Matriculation exam held in March 1924. She was probably studying Continue reading “Chandrabhaga – a star which shone brightly (1907-1925)”

Jaideep Madhukar Jatar

Jaideep is the youngest son of Wg. Cdr. Madhukar (Mickey Jatar) VRC, VM. Mickey was one of the four sons of Dr Shantaram Kashinath Jatar (Babu Kaka) and Mrs Malatibai Jatar. Babu Kaka was Bapurao‘s son and the grandson of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. Jaideep has two older brothers, Sanjai and Sanket.

The profile information below and the photograph has been provided by Jaideep.

I am the 3rd son, Jaideep, settled with my family in Toronto, Canada, since 2004. I completed my BSc in Physics from Ferguson College and MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. I continued in the nomadic traditions of the Jatar family, living and working in 5 countries – India, Oman, UAE, Qatar and Canada.

I have been working with Nestle Canada for the past 6 years, in Continue reading “Jaideep Madhukar Jatar”

Sanket Madhukar Jatar

Sanket is the second son of Wg. Cdr. Madhukar (Mickey Jatar) VRC, VM. Mickey was one of the four sons of Dr Shantaram Kashinath Jatar (Babu Kaka) and Mrs Malatibai Jatar. Babu Kaka was Bapurao‘s son and the grandson of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. Sanket has an elder brother, Sanjai and a younger brother, Jaideep.

The profile information below and the photograph has been provided by Sanket.

I am Sanket, the middle son of the trio raised by the two brave parents.

Having been too young to imbibe the travails of those days, I can claim that amongst many wonderful things, I inherited our father’s deviated jaw! Aside from that my only bravery comes in fighting with marketing directors as I wade through my professional life as a marketing communications exponent.

My family and I reside in Dubai (since the last 25 years), which Continue reading “Sanket Madhukar Jatar”

WG. CDR. Madhukar (Mickey) Jatar, VRC, VM (1934-1985)

By Capt. Sanjai Madhukar Jatar

It is Memorial Day Weekend in the USA, so this memoir is timely in remembering my late father, Wg. Cdr. Madhukar (Mickey) Shantaram Jatar, VrC, VM. This is also a salute to all the members of the Jatar and extended family who have served illustriously in the Indian Armed Forces over the past decades.

My father was the second of four sons born to Dr Shantaram Kashinath Jatar (Babu Kaka) and Mrs Malatibai Jatar. I don’t recall much of his childhood except that he graduated from Nutan Marathi Vidayala in Pune and played competitive cricket as a pace bowler.

Photo on the right: L to R Sitting: Chandu, Malti Jatar (née Phadnis), Babukaka, Mickey. Standing: Padmakar (Pad), and Dinkar (Dinky) Continue reading “WG. CDR. Madhukar (Mickey) Jatar, VRC, VM (1934-1985)”

Capt. Sanjai Madhukar Jatar

sanjai jatarSanjai Jatar is the son of Wg. Cdr. Madhukar (Mickey Jatar) VRC, VM. Mickey was one of the four sons of Dr Shantaram Kashinath Jatar (Babu Kaka) and Mrs Malatibai Jatar. Babu Kaka was Bapurao‘s son and the grandson of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar.

By Sanjai Madhukar Jatar

I, Capt. Sanjai Madhukar Jatar, am the eldest son of Mickey and Savita (Siv) Jatar. I have two younger brothers, Sanket and Jaideep Jatar.

I finished schooling in Delhi and graduated from T.S.Rajendra (ex Dufferin) and joined the Merchant Navy in 1980. I married Sangeeta (née Pradhan) in 1991, and we moved to the US in 1996, to pursue other opportunities. I completed my executive MBA from Texas A&M University while working in the Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in Houston.

I married Sangeeta Pradhan, in May 1991. We have two daughters, Saakshi and Simran Jatar. Sangeeta is the daughter of Anil and Pratibha Pradhan and the great-granddaughter of Sir Govindrao Pradhan of Thana.

My older daughter, Dr Saakshi Jatar, is a dentist, currently completing her residency at Continue reading “Capt. Sanjai Madhukar Jatar”