VIJAY JOSHI (28.3.1940 – 01.09.1965) was the son of Mrs Nalini Joshi nee Jatar, otherwise known as Nanutai. Nanutai was the eldest daughter of Appasaheb Jatar and the granddaughter of Bapurao Jatar and the great-grandaughter of Shriram Jatar.
By Mohini Kirtane nee Joshi
At the outset, I must state that this account of Vijay is a personal account as we knew him but official records of his death are also doubtless available.
Born in Pune in the Shriram Wada at Narayan Peth, Vijay in his early childhood went to Navin Marathi Shala. Neelima Raddi nee Bhajekar was his classmate. Later, Vijay went to Modern High School. Since his father Madhav Krishna Joshi was in the M.E.S which was a transferrable job, Vijay was put in boarding school (Modern High School). It used to be Madhav Mama’s duty to pick him up from school particularly on week-ends, a task which he laughingly described as detestable!
Early stages of Vijay’s schooling was in Modern High School till, one day, Vijay rebelled stating categorically that he wished to go to an English Medium School as he never could understand head or tail of what his sisters Vidya and Mohini used to say, as they went to an English Medium School.
Hence the momentous decision was taken by Nanutai to send him to Continue reading “A hero’s journey”