Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GREAT PEOPLE FROM KONKAN - I

kanchan athalye | Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
The only flying officer from India in the World War 1 was from Ratnagiri – Dattatraya Laxman Patwardhan- known as D. Lak-man.

The second important officer after Subash Chandra Bose in Azad Hind Sena was Major Jaganthrao Bhonsale from Sindhudurg district.

In the first Kashmir battle in 1947. Captain Rama Raghoba Rane from Sindhudurg district won the ‘Paramveer Chakra’

We should also know that Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya was from Raigad district.Rear Admiral Karmarkar and Admiral Soman too are from the lands of konkan.

The first achievers in different fields:

1. Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve: First Women University {1916) SNDT.

2. Raghunath Dhondo karve: the son of the above who topped the matric list in 1897, worked as a professor of mathematics upto 1922, then resigned this job and joined the family planning actively started the canvasing from 1921.

3. Bal Shastri Jambhekar: the first news paper in maharashtra, Darpan (1932)

Besides all these there are some other pioneers:


Balamrut -  Mr. Dongre

Dhutpapeshwar -Mr. Puranik

Kailas Jeevan - Mr. Kolhatkar

Vicco - Mr. Pendharkar

AGOM - Mr. Mahajan

Ready made pickles: Bedekar & Kubal

Camlin: Mr. Dandekar

Scents and Perfumes: Mr. S. H. Kelkar

Borosil Glass: Dr. Lele

Kalnirnay Calender: Mr. Jayant Salgaonkar

Swadhyay Family: Mr. Pandurang Shastri Athavale

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