Sulabha and Ramesh Gudi

Sulabha Inamdar Gudi is the daughter of  Sarojini Jatar (Banutai). Banutai was the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar.  Sulabha is also the daughter of Narhar Inamdar, who was the son of Shriram Jatar’s daughter, Godutai. Take a look at the Inamdar Family Tree.

By Prasad Gudi

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Sulabha Gudi

Sulabha Inamdar Gudi is the middle daughter of Narahar Laxman Inamdar and Sarojini Jatar Inamdar, known as Banutai. She had an elder brother, the Late Rear Adm. Yeshwant Inamdar and a younger brother Shrikrishna Inamdar (Bal).  Sulabha’s maternal grandfather is Kashinath Shriram Jatar (Bapurao).

Sulabha completed her InterArts in the year 1957 and soon got married to Ramesh Gudi at a young age of 20 yrs. In 1957, she completed the Sangeet Visharad course as she was keen on music.

She settled with her husband at Dadar and learnt how to sing bhajans and light music from her teacher for 2 years. In the year 1975, her husband, Ramesh Gudi, decided to shift to Belgaum, leaving a very comfortable life in Mumbai, to start his own industry. Sulabha was a solid support to her husband in this decision.

Ramesh was a marketing person with an MBA from London, but with no clue of Continue reading “Sulabha and Ramesh Gudi”

Kaushal Inamdar singing

This is a video of Kaushal Inamdar singing at the Fairfield Marriott in Belgaon, at the Sangeet ceremony of his first cousin’s daughter, Nitya Gudi, who married Aditya Bhat.

Besides being a brilliant music composer, Kaushal is also a poet, singer and author and has made his mark in both Hindi and Marathi movies.

(Video by Nita Jatar Kulkarni)

Madhav Jatar – the Actor

Diwakar Vasudev Jatar, known as Madhav in the Jatar family, was a talented theatre actor. His daughter Mrudula has provided photos from the various Marathi plays that he acted in. See them here in a slideshow:

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Madhav was the fifth child of Appasaheb (Vasudev) and Radhavahini (and the grandson of Bapurao and the great-grandson of Shriram Jatar.)

Diwakar Vasudev Jatar – Madhav

madhav2Diwakar Vasudev Jatar, fondly known as Madhav, was born on the 23rd of June, 1937. He was the fifth child of Appasaheb (Vasudev) and Radhavahini (and the grandson of Bapurao and the great-grandson of Shriram Jatar.)

Madhav did his schooling in Raman Baug High School and his diploma in Engineering from Wadia College. He worked with Richardson and Cruddas, Byculla, from where he took voluntary retirement.

He was a man of many talents and was proficient in music and drama. He tutored under Shri Suresh Haldankar for music. He was a part of Marathi Amateur theatre and won many awards for acting in Rajya Natya Spardha. He did two professional plays: “वीज म्हणाली धरतीला” with actress Faiyaz and Sudha Karmarkar, and “धन्य ते गायनी कळा“ with Ramdas Kamath and Bharati Acharekar.

He was a true family man. He loved to be in the company of Continue reading “Diwakar Vasudev Jatar – Madhav”

Yashodhan and Uma Jatar – talented musicians

Yashodhan Jatar is a talented musician and tabla player. His wife, Uma is a musician as well and you can hear her playing the violin in this video.

Yashodhan is the son of Prabhakar Jatar, the grandson of Abasaheb and the great-grandson of Shriram Jatar. He is the nephew of Raghunath Jatar.

yashodhan umaThe bio of this talented couple is given below:

यशोधन जटार – यांचे तबल्याचे शिक्षण पं. कॄष्णराव देसाई व विशारदपर्यंतचे

शिक्षण तालमणी डॉ. धनंजय पत्की यांच्याकडे झाले. ’भैरव ते भैरवी’,

’कॄष्णप्रतिमा’, ’भावार्थ श्रीरामदर्शन’, ’गीतरामायण’, ’संगीत

त्रिमूर्ती’, ’स्वरसुमन’, वाद्यरंग, ई. कार्यक्रमांतून त्यांचा वादन Continue reading “Yashodhan and Uma Jatar – talented musicians”

Kaushal Inamdar – the renowned music composer

Screenshot 2018-10-22 at 7.35.44 AMMusic composer Kaushal Inamdar is not just a music composer, but also a poet, author and singer.  He has achieved fame and renown in his field – in Marathi as well as Hindi movies. He composes music for films, television, dramas, events, concerts, ballets, advertisements, and also albums. Kaushal has won dozens of awards Continue reading “Kaushal Inamdar – the renowned music composer”

Vishal Inamdar – a powerhouse of talent

Vishal Inamdar, the brother of music composer Kaushal Inamdar, and the son of Shrikrishna (Bal) Inamdar and Lalkari Biniwale, is a talented writer and director. Indeed, he is talent personified! His father, ShriKrishna (Bal) Inamdar, is the son of Sarojini Jatar (Banutai), the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Vishal has the Jatar bloodline from the Inamdar side as well. Shriram Jatar’s daughter, Godutai, married Laxman Inamdar (popularly known as Babasaheb). This is Godutai’s family tree, prepared by Vinita Chitale. Godutai’s son Narhar married Sarojini Jatar, Vishal’s grandmother. Continue reading “Vishal Inamdar – a powerhouse of talent”

Birthday Speeches

On 21st January 2018, five cousins celebrated their august years, and their loved ones made speeches. The five cousins are the descendants of four Jatar brothers (Kashinath (Bapurao), Rangnath (Balasaheb), Nilkanth (Bhausaheb), and Vishnu (Abasaheb).  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, 90 year old Dr. Usha Thakar (descendants of Bhausaheb).

Here are a series of videos (all made by Niharika Jatar) which show the loved ones talking about their elders. The first one despicts Ranjit Jatar, the son of Brig. R.V. Jatar, Ravi (Nilkanth) Jatar, the son of Maj. Gen. S.C.N Jatar, and Kumud Dudhbhate, the wife of Uday Dudhbhate, the nephew of Bal Borgaonkar. Continue reading “Birthday Speeches”

Uma Jatar playing the violin with the Bombay Sapper Jazz Band

On the 21st of January 2018, five cousins celebrated their 85th and 90th years –  the descendants of four Jatar brothers, the sons of Shriram Jatar – Kashinath (Bapurao), Rangnath (Balasaheb), Nilkanth (Bhausaheb) and Vishnu (Abasaheb).

On this day the Bombay Sapper Jazz Band was playing at RSI Khadki. Uma Jatar, wife of Yashodhan Jatar, the grand-daughter-in-law of Abasaheb, and the daughter-in-law of Prabhakar Jatar, played the violin. Here are two videos of her playing. Both taken by Yashodhan Jatar. Continue reading “Uma Jatar playing the violin with the Bombay Sapper Jazz Band”