Nitten Kirtane the tennis star!

IMG_2049Nitten Kirtane’s contribution to tennis has been exemplary over 4 decades whereby he has achieved at every level be it Junior Wimbledon runner up with Mahesh Bhupathi, Asian games bronze medallist, SAF Games medallist both in Chennai and Dhaka, Men’s no 1 in India, Davis cupper for 6 years, 4 time Men’s National Champion, 12 time Men’s Doubles Champion, 2 time ITF Men’s Singles Champion, 13 time ITF Men’s Doubles Champion and over 100 AITA titles.

Recently with his historic Silver Medal Win at the seniors World Championship held at Miami in 2018, he is ranked No. 1 in the Seniors in India today.

He recently was the coach of the Indian Railways team which won the Gold at the World Championship in Bulgaria. He is also a committee member of the MSLTA seniors team for promotion of tennis.

Lastly, I would like to highlight that he has 9 international medals and 16 national medals in his four-decade-long tennis career.

By Nitin’s wife, Rheeya

Nitten is the son of Mohini Kirtane. Her sister Mohini and brother Vijay are the children of Nalini (Nanutai) and MK Joshi. Nanutai was a Jatar girl, the daughter and only surviving child of Radha (nee Vatsala Mainkar) and Vasudev (Appasaheb) Jatar. Appasaheb was the son of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest child of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. This family tree will explain it further.

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”

FL/LFT VIJAY MADHAV JOSHI – remembering a hero

This post is a tribute to an unsung hero – the brother of Mohini Kirtane and Vidya Chand – Vijay Joshi . He died 50 years ago – on the first of September 1965. He gave up his life for INDIA .

Vidya, Mohini and Vijay are the three children of Nalini (Nanutai) and MK Joshi. Nanutai was a Jatar girl, the daughter and only surviving child of Radha (nee Vatsala Mainkar) and Vasudev (Appasaheb) Jatar. Appasaheb was the son of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest child of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. This family tree will place him well.

Vijay is the grandson of Appasaheb, the great-grandson of Bapurao and the great-great-grandson of Shriram Jatar.

This is a tribute to him in the Times of India by the brother in law of Vijay (Vijay’s wife Sandhya’s brother). Sandhya was a Gadgil before marrying Vijay. Continue reading “FL/LFT VIJAY MADHAV JOSHI – remembering a hero”

Vidya and Suresh Chand – family profile

Vidya Chand nee Joshi, is the daughter of Nalini Joshi nee Jatar (Nanutai) who was the daughter of Vasudev Jatar (Appasaheb) and Radha (his first wife). Vasudev was the second eldest son of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao). Bapurao was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. This makes Vidya the granddaughter of Appasaheb, the great-granddaughter of Bapurao and the great-great-granddaughter of Shriram Jatar. 

She has a sister, Mohini Kirtane and a brother, Vijay (deceased) a war hero.

Here is some information about Vidya : –

Vidya Chand (68) is married to Suresh Chand (71). Vidya was a history professor at Fergusson College, Pune, and was the Head of the Department of History. Vidya retired in 2004. Her husband Suresh was in the Indian Navy, and later in the offshore industry. He is retired now. They have settled in Pune.

Vidya and Suresh have two children, a daughter Deepika (43) and Gaurav (39).

Deepika is married to Hari Swaminathan (43). Hari is an IT  professional based in Cincinnati, USA. He works with Dell Inc. Presently. Deepika and Hari have two children – Eshan (10) and Ariana (7).

Vidya and Suresh’s son Gaurav is married to Ann Marie Chand, an Irish American. Gaurav is the Global Executive Director with Dell Inc. They have a two-year daughter Kaia (2). They live in Austin, United States.

(Contributed by Nita Jatar Kulkarni)