Academic Paper by S.B Jatar

This is a paper written by Dr Sadashiv Bhikaji Jatar, our great-grand-uncle, who was living in Manchester at the time. It was first published in 1908 and Dr Sadashiv Jatar must have been around 36 years old at the time.

The paper is a reference to the Municipal School of Technology in Manchester (UK). The name of the article is “Volumetric estimation of iron and chromium by means of titanous chloride” and probably is difficult Continue reading “Academic Paper by S.B Jatar”

Dr Sadashiv Bhikaji Jatar – a great grand uncle to most of us

One of the fascinating and mysterious people in our family is Dr Sadashiv Bhikaji Jatar, the half-brother of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. Sadashiv was born in Wai, Maharashtra, in 1872 and died in 1924 at the age of  52. In today’s day and age, that seems so very young! His story is interesting because it is mysterious. Born in a small village in Maharashtra, he was educated in England, studied medicine, and thereafter remained there, without much contact with any of his relatives in India. As of now, I do not have a photograph but if I discover one will certainly post it here.

He must have visited India but as no one of his generation is alive today, we do not know for sure.  What we do know is that he was very close to his nephew Bapurao, the eldest son of his older brother Shriram.

Bapurao and Sadashiv may have been uncle and nephew but they were almost the same age (Bapurao was born in 1871). I guess that is why they were close. This is proved by the fact that in his will he left his money to Bapurao.

Not much is known about my mysterious second grand-uncle (he is my great-grandfather’s younger half-brother) because he spent his life in England and apparently did not marry.

He certainly led a busy life as he was around during the London plague. It was mandatory to report plague Continue reading “Dr Sadashiv Bhikaji Jatar – a great grand uncle to most of us”