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”

Four generations of Inamdars

Four generations of Inamdars!

From right to left Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar (86), Rajiv (60), Siddharth (34) Yara (2) in New Delhi.

(photo submitted by Rajiv Inamdar)

Inamdars

Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar is the son of Sarojini (Banutai), the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. He has two siblings, Sulabha Gudi (Belgaon based) and Shrikrishna (Bal) Inamdar (Bombay based).

Siddharth lives in Rochester NY and is married to Carole. Their daughter is Yara.

You can check out the Inamdar Family Tree and also a photograph of the Inamdar siblings two generations above Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar – that of his grandfather Annasaheb who was one of the Inamdar siblings.

Inamdar Family Tree

Godutai, the daughter of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar and Janaki Deo (more information on her background here) married Laxman Inamdar (popularly known as Babasaheb). She and her husband died early, in their youth. The children became orphans at an early age.

This is Godutai’s family tree, prepared by Vinita Chitale. Please click the link below for the pdf file:

Inamdar_Family_Tree 

Here is a snapshot of it given below:

Inamdar Family Tree1

You can check out the photograph of all the Inamdar siblings, and also the family profile of Rajiv Inamdar, who is the son of Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar, the great-grandson of Godavari Jatar Inamdar, the daughter of Shriram Jatar).

The Inamdar siblings

This a photograph of six Inamdar siblings, the children of Godutai, the daughter of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar and Janaki Deo (More information her background here). She married Laxman Inamdar (popularly known as Babasaheb). Unfortunately she died early (it is believed to be of pneumonia) and her husband followed soon after. The children were left orphans at very tender ages, one of them was barely two years old. Three of the children were looked after by the eldest son of Shriram Jatar, Bapurao, and were sent to Amravati. The others were looked after by the Inamdars.

One daughter of Godutai’s (Tara) died at a young age and is not in the photograph. Nanasaheb was a widower without issue, and quite close to Bhausaheb. He helped his wife Jiji when she was ill with TB and away in a sanatorium. He was a regular visitor to Neel Sadan, the home of Bhausaheb in Sadashiv Peth in Pune.

Inamdar siblings

Nicknames were common in those days. Annasaheb’s actual name was Narahari Jatar and Nanasaheb was Sadashiv Inamdar. The other names are given in the photograph above. Annasaheb married his first cousin, Banutai, who was the daughter of his mother’s brother (Bapurao). Banutai became an Inamdar and had two sons and one daughter – Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar, Bal Inamdar and daughter Sulabha who married Ramesh Gudi (Belgaon based)

You can check out the Inamdar Family Tree and also the family profile of Rajiv Inamdar, who is the son of Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar, and the grandson of Godutai, who was the sister of Bapurao and daughter of Shriram Jatar.

(Photograph and information provided by Vinita Chitale, the daughter of Purushottam (Pandit) Inamdar, and some information was also provided by Madhavi Date, nee Jatar, Bhausaheb’s grand-daughter)

Rajiv Inamdar and family

I (Rajiv Inamdar) am the grandson of Sarojini (Banutai), the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Banutai married NL Inamdar (Annasaheb). I am the son of Rear Adm. Yashwant Inamdar and Leela Raman.

I have just turned 60. I am with Heidrick & Struggles a global executive search and leadership consulting firm and head one of their subsidiary companies – a Knowledge Management organization. My family is pretty diverse. My mother (passed away in 2004) was Tamilian. My wife (Karti – my batch mate from IIM Ahmedabad) is from Kerala. My elder son ( Arjun – a banker with Credit Suisse in Zurich) is married to an Assamese Muslim girl – Zubina. My younger son (Siddharth- an engineer with Agilent Technologies in Rochester NY) is married to a Lebanese Catholic girl – Carole. They have a lovely 2-year-old daughter – Yara who is our pride & joy!

(Contributed by Rajiv Inamdar)

Update: There is a new addition to Siddharth’s family: Mazin Rumi, born on 4th December 2018.

You can check out a photo of Rajiv’s family here, and also these posts on the Inamdar Family Tree and a photograph of the Inamdar siblings. And a post on Rajiv’s father, Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar.