Enclosed is an image which shows the “Excerpts from an official document acclaiming the role of the 105 Regiment in 1971 Indo-Pakistan War”. These extracts are recommendations sent to Army HQ from two Brigade HQ and HQ Infantry Division to which 105 Engineer Regiment gave close support during the battle for Punch in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
My father Maj Gen SCN Jatar, served as the Commanding Officer of 105 Engineer Regiment from 1971 to November 1975.
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”→
Maj Gen. SCN Jatar (known as Sudhir) is the youngest son of Bhausaheb, and grand-son of Shriram Jatar. He has had a distinguished career in the Army, and later in the public sector, he was appointed the Resident Chief Executive of Oil India Ltd., and then rose to the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Oil India. After this, he held other distinguished posts with the government and was also called upon for his expertise in Oil by various government organisations. Always a person who looked after “his men” in the Army, he dedicated his life after retirement to selfless social service. He brought up the organisation Nagrik Chetna Manch to what it is today and works tirelessly to serve the public. Besides this, he runs an educational trust in the name of his mother, Jiji (Vimala), a Dixit girl from Nagpur.
This video was made by his daughter Nita Jatar Kulkarni, for the Jatar Get-Together (video recording here) held on the 29th of November 2015.
Here are the links to the video recordings of the other family members:
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.
This is a photograph of some Jatars, and also others who had a female Jatar ancestor. This photograph was taken on the seventy-fifth birthday celebrations. These men are more or less the same age although some are cousins, and others children of cousins. You can check out if you see any resemblance between them!
All of the women in this photograph are the spouses, not of Jatar ancestry.
The women sitting are Sarla Jatar (née Purandare), wife of Sudhir Jatar, Manda Borgaokar (née Purandare), wife of Bal Borgaokar, Suneela Bhajekar (née Ganorkar) and Nilakshi Jatar (née Bal), wife of Raghunath Jatar.
1) Chandu Jatar is the son of Babukaka who was the son of Bapurao Jatar, who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Chandu is the same age as Sudhir, because of the age difference between the two brothers – Bapurao and Bhausaheb. 2) Maj. Gen. SCN Jatar is the son of Lt. Col. Sir Nilkanth Shriram Jatar, who was the younger brother of Bapurao. 3) Bal Borgaokar’s mother was a Jatar and her name was Kumudini Jatar, and she was the daughter of Balasaheb (brother to Bapurao and Bhausaheb), son of Shriram Jatar. Kumudini’s husband was Shankarao Borgaokar. 4) Ashok Bhajekar is the son of Indirabai Bhajekar, who was the eldest child of Lt. Col. Sir Nilkanth Shriram Jatar 5) Brig. Raghunath Jatar is the son of Abbasaheb, who was also known as Vishnu Shriram Jatar, another one of Shriram’s sons, and brother to Bapurao, and Bhausaheb. 6) Jayant (Dattatrya) Jatar, is the son of Appasaheb, who was the son of Bapurao. Due to the fact that Bapurao was many years older than Bhausaheb, Jayant is the same age as Sudhir. He is married to Sheela Pandit, but she is not in the photograph.
(Colour photo provided by Hirkani Padhye and black and white photo provided by Sudhir Jatar. Post written by Nita Jatar Kulkarni)
This photograph was taken in Thane last year when I went to visit my aunt SheilaAtya at her residence in Thane, Maharashtra. My dad was with me(her younger brother). I thought I would share this picture with all of you.
Dr Sheila Bhagvat is my aunt who is now 83 years old and she is a gynaecologist who singlehandedly ran the Bhagvat Hospital in Thane for many years. Her son Milind Bhagvat, is also a doctor. She is the daughter of Bhausaheb and the grand-daughter of Shriram Jatar.