The Inamdar siblings

This a photograph of six Inamdar siblings, the children of Godutai, the daughter of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar and Janaki Deo (More information her background here). She married Laxman Inamdar (popularly known as Babasaheb). Unfortunately she died early (it is believed to be of pneumonia) and her husband followed soon after. The children were left orphans at very tender ages, one of them was barely two years old. Three of the children were looked after by the eldest son of Shriram Jatar, Bapurao, and were sent to Amravati. The others were looked after by the Inamdars.

One daughter of Godutai’s (Tara) died at a young age and is not in the photograph. Nanasaheb was a widower without issue, and quite close to Bhausaheb. He helped his wife Jiji when she was ill with TB and away in a sanatorium. He was a regular visitor to Neel Sadan, the home of Bhausaheb in Sadashiv Peth in Pune.

Inamdar siblings

Nicknames were common in those days. Annasaheb’s actual name was Narahari Jatar and Nanasaheb was Sadashiv Inamdar. The other names are given in the photograph above. Annasaheb married his first cousin, Banutai, who was the daughter of his mother’s brother (Bapurao). Banutai became an Inamdar and had two sons and one daughter – Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar, Bal Inamdar and daughter Sulabha who married Ramesh Gudi (Belgaon based)

You can check out the Inamdar Family Tree and also the family profile of Rajiv Inamdar, who is the son of Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar, and the grandson of Godutai, who was the sister of Bapurao and daughter of Shriram Jatar.

(Photograph and information provided by Vinita Chitale, the daughter of Purushottam (Pandit) Inamdar, and some information was also provided by Madhavi Date, nee Jatar, Bhausaheb’s grand-daughter)