Date of Birth: 15th July, 1909
Education: Forgussopn College and Law College, Poona
Married: Miss Rakhaminibai
Was elected to Satara City Municipality-
1938; Chairman of Standing Committee and School Board, Satara Municipality; elected
President, Satara City Congress Committee, 1938-46; Member Executive Committee,
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee; elected Secretary of Satara District Congress
Participated in individual Civil
Disobedience Movement in 1940; was the first detenue from the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
Committee and was detained for a year; was arrested on August 9, 1942 during the Quit
India Movement and detained for 15 months.
Elected in 1946 to Bombay Legislative
Assembly from Satara District; elected again in 1952 as Member of Legislative Assembly
from Bombay; was the first and youngest Harijan Minister.