Sindhutai Joshi – a pioneer

Today is the death anniversary of Sindhutai Joshi (1916-2008). She was a woman far ahead of her time, a pioneer.

She was the daughter of Aavadabai Bhupatkar nee Jatar. Aavadabai was the daughter of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar and Janaki Deo. The programme was held in Sindhutai’s honour at the newly renovated Kamayani Hall. In the photograph below are Lekhatai Kulkarni (Sindhutai’s daughter) and also Lekahtai’s husband, Dr. Arvind Kulkarni (in the jacket). This couple is now dedicated to carrying Sindhutai’s legacy forward, of the enormous educational infrastructure for the mentally challenged that was established by Sindhutai Joshi. The wedding hall (Munot) where this function was held, was also established by the family.

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Sindhutai’s story

In those times, without male support, Indian women tended to be dependent. But Sindhutai, after the sudden death of her husband in an air accident in 1950, Continue reading “Sindhutai Joshi – a pioneer”