VIJAY JOSHI (28.3.1940 – 01.09.1965) was the son of Mrs Nalini Joshi nee Jatar, otherwise known as Nanutai. Nanutai was the eldest daughter of Appasaheb Jatar and the granddaughter of Bapurao Jatar and the great-grandaughter of Shriram Jatar.
At the outset, I must state that this account of Vijay is a personal account as we knew him but official records of his death are also doubtless available.
Born in Pune in the Shriram Wada at Narayan Peth, Vijay in his early childhood went to Navin Marathi Shala. Neelima Raddinee Bhajekar was his classmate. Later, Vijay went to Modern High School. Since his father Madhav Krishna Joshi was in the M.E.S which was a transferrable job, Vijay was put in boarding school (Modern High School). It used to be Madhav Mama’s duty to pick him up from school particularly on week-ends, a task which he laughingly described as detestable!
Early stages of Vijay’s schooling was in Modern High School till, one day, Vijay rebelled stating categorically that he wished to go to an English Medium School as he never could understand head or tail of what his sisters Vidya and Mohini used to say, as they went to an English Medium School.
Today is Madhav Krishna Joshi’s birth anniversary. May his soul rest in peace.
27.04.1912 — 24.09.1991
Born in a family of a modest background, Tatyasaheb, as he was known, was the eldest of the siblings. He had two brothers and one sister. Unfortunately, his parents died at a very early age and he was brought up by the Bhave family. [cousin]. Thus at an early age, he had to accept the responsibility of looking after his siblings. This possibly moulded his personality to become a serious-minded boy with a goal of catering to the needs of his siblings.
The following write-up and photograph have been contributed by Mohini Kirtane.
Nalini Joshi née Jatar, the granddaughter of Bapurao, was born on 2nd August 1920 in Pune. Tragically, her mother Radha (Vatsala Mainkar) passed away at an early age, leaving behind an only child, Nalini. In fact, Appasaheb was in London when he heard that she was ill with TB. Appasaheb states in his diary that he flew down from London against Bapurao’s wishes and was just in time to see her breathe her last.
Thereafter Appasaheb married Radha Shevde (known to all as Tai or Radha Vahini).
Nitten 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.