My Father – the Admiral

The article below has been written by Rajiv Inamdar, the son of Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar and Leela Raman. Rajiv is the grandson of Sarojini (Banutai), who was the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Banutai married NL Inamdar (Annasaheb).

My father was a man of many parts.Yashwant Inamdar

He graduated from the Royal Naval College Dartmouth and The Royal Naval Engineering College, Plymouth in the UK after 6 years of training where he specialised in Marine Engineering. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London, of the Institute of Marine Engineers, London and of the Institute of Engineers, India. He was also a graduate of the National Defence College. He also had a post-graduate diploma in taxation management from Jamnalal Bajaj Mumbai.

During his 32 year career in the Navy, he held many positions including that of Training Commander, in INS Shivaji, the Navy’s Engineering training establishment, where a building has been named after him and his handwritten technical notes on engineering subjects have been preserved for posterity in a glass exhibit. He was also the Director of Marine Engineering and head of the Navy’s Marine Engineering branch, the Asst Chief of Material at Naval Headquarters, Delhi and the Admiral Superintendent of the Naval Dockyard in Vizag where he managed 10,000 people.

A plaque below in the Centre of Marine Engineering Excellence in INS Shivaji, Lonavla that describes the exhibit in the building named after Rear Admiral Y N Inamdar. Continue reading “My Father – the Admiral”

Four generations of Inamdars

Four generations of Inamdars!

From right to left Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar (86), Rajiv (60), Siddharth (34) Yara (2) in New Delhi.

(photo submitted by Rajiv Inamdar)

Inamdars

Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar is the son of Sarojini (Banutai), the daughter of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. He has two siblings, Sulabha Gudi (Belgaon based) and Shrikrishna (Bal) Inamdar (Bombay based).

Siddharth lives in Rochester NY and is married to Carole. Their daughter is Yara.

You can check out the Inamdar Family Tree and also a photograph of the Inamdar siblings two generations above Rear Admiral Yashwant Inamdar – that of his grandfather Annasaheb who was one of the Inamdar siblings.