This write-up, photo and Family Tree have been contributed by Brig R.V (Raghunath) Jatar.
Ranganath Shriram Jatar, known as Balasaheb in the Jatar family, was born in 1882. He was the second son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. Balasaheb was married on 9th Feb 1901 (at the age of 19) to Maijiji Khandekar, daughter of Ganpat Gopal Khandekar, a Jahagirdar from Ujjain. She was known as Ramakaki in the family.
The thread ceremony of Balasaheb’s youngest brother, Abasaheb, was also held on this same day.
No details are available of Balasaheb’s childhood or school education in Akola. However, it is known that he had his college education at Deccan College, Pune. The college principal, Mr FW Bain, gave him a letter dated 30th Oct 1907, which was meant as a recommendation for him to join the Police Department of the province (then known as Central Provinces and Berar). The letter reads: Continue reading “The story of Balasaheb Jatar”