Vimalabai Jatar Charitable Trust


The Vimalabai Jatar Charitable Trust was formed from the proceeds of the estate of Air Vice Marshal JN Jatar (popularly known as Bhaiyya) who expired in November 1992 in New Delhi. It was Bhaiyya’s wish that a Trust in the name of his mother (Lady Vimalabai Jatar) was established for the purpose of education. It is registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950.

There have been contributions from the heirs of the other brothers of AVM Jatar as also Maj Gen SCN Jatar.

The primary objective is Education & Training.

Maj Gen SCN Jatar (Sudhir) has been running this trust since its inception and recently several new trustees have been inducted.

This trust has given scholarships to meritorious students in the past but now is mainly concentrating on funding deserving organisations like BORI (The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute), Tathapi, KKPKP (Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat) and the Gurnam Boys Academy of the Bombay Sappers. It has also funded the training of PMPML drivers and conductors which usually happens at ITDR (Institute of Driver Training and Research) in Pune.

Contributed by Maj Gen SCN Jatar.

(The late AVM JN Jatar [Bhaiyya] was the son of Bhausaheb and the grandson of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. He never married).

Suman, Ashoo, Sudhir with Suniti, Balu, Bhaiyya (1949)

Suman, Ashoo, Sudhir with Suniti, Balu, Bhayya (1949)

Cousins gathered in Neel Sadan, an old bungalow belonging to Bhausaheb in Sadashiv Peth, Pune, which has since been torn down and replaced by apartments. Suman Kirlosker and Ashu Lambe (sisters) are the daughters of Bhausaheb’s brother-in-law Mr. Dixit of Nagpur (he was his second wife’s) brother. The girls are first cousins to Sudhir, Balu, Bhaiyya and Baba. Though this photograph was taken in Neel Sadan, the house in the background is the neighboring house known as the Pavgi Wada which is still standing. The photo was taken with the teenagers sitting on a small fountain in the garden of Neel Sadan. The girl in the lap is a cousin from the Jatar side. Suniti, the daughter of Dasukaka, the son of Bhausaheb’s sister, Aavadabai.