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  • Narsinha Chintamani Kelkar (1872-1947) or Na Chi Kelkar, popularly known as Tatyasaheb Kelkar, was a journalist, a historian and an artist with a sensitive feeling for words. Personal integrity, honesty in public dealings, simple living, respect and love for books, music and all the graces of life, a sense of social responsibility, loyalty to family, friends and country were the characteristics of NC Kelkar. Kelkar handled every branch of literature, poetry, drama, history, fiction, novel, literary criticism, biography, editorials, essays and reviews with equal authority and ease, both in his speeches and writings. In 1932 his friends, admirers and various literary associations conferred upon him the title ‘Sahitya Samrat'.  He also wrote a book in Marathi titled "Life and Times of Lokamanya Tilak", which was translated into English by DV Divekar. 
     
  • Laxmibai Kelkar, popularly known as Mausiji, was the founder and Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti.  Deep devotion towards the motherland, a dauntless spirit, resoluteness, organizational capabilities, and many other such qualities were transfused in her from her parents. Mausiji lost her husband in 1932 and was required to look after her eight children and a vast property. She was introduced to RSS work through her sons. She was keenly observant of their way of working based on individual contact, mutual love and voluntary discipline. It occurred to her that such an organization to do similar work amongst women could meet the challenge of the times. Fortunately P. P. Dr. Hedgewar was to visit Wardha Shakha of RSS. With the help of local workers including Shri Appaji Joshi, she got an opportunity to see him. In their meeting Vandaneeya Mausiji expressed the urgency of organizing Hindu women on a cultural and national basis. The Rashtra Sevika Samiti came into existence in 1936 at Wardha on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami.
     
  • Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar - Advisor to Minister of Finance, Government of India, North Block, New Delhi, and author of the "Report of the Task Force on Implementation of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003", also known as the "Kelkar Committee Report" of July 2004.
    • Executive Director, IMF (International Monetary Fund) - 1999-2002
    • Finance Secretary, Government of India - 1998-1999
       
  • Prof. Purshottam Kashinath Kelkar, or Dr. PK Kelkar,  was the founding Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, when it was established by an Act of Parliament in 1959. He later moved to Mumbai to become the Director of IIT Bombay for a brief while. In 1980, IIT Kanpur started the Kelkar Alumni Lecture (KAL) series in memory of Dr. PK Kelkar, and the Central Library of IIT Kanpur was renamed after him in 2003.
     
  • Ram Kelkar -  Screenplay writer, Director, Cinematographer in the Indian film industry. Twenty-two of the fifty or so films that he has scripted have crossed the Silver, Golden, or Platinum Jubliee mark. He has a long history of working with Subhash Ghai, dating back to Naatak (1976). Kalicharan went on to become a superhit and established Shatrughan Sinha as a frontline hero in the same year that Naatak flopped. Ghai's next film, produced for Shatrughan's home banner, Vishwanath (1978) was also scripted by Kelkar. This association continued and included Ghai's first production, Hero (1983), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Khalnayak (1993). His work includes Aasha (1980), Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Be-Imaan (1972) and Ekati (1968).
     
  • Shree Gopalbua Kelkar Maharaj alias Shree Preetinand Swamikumar Maharaj was blessed by Akkalkot-Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj. Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj gave him 'Silver Padukas', one 'Wooden Dand' (arm rest during meditation), one 'Jholi' (a beggars wallet to collect alms) and instructed him "For your maintenance collect alms on every Thursday. There would be no shortage for you at all". He came to Mumbai from Akkalkot to the Muth at Kandewadi, Mumbai and stayed with Shree Swamisut Maharaj. Shree Swamisut Maharaj instructed Shree Gopalbua Kelkar Maharaj to go to a place Markandi, Chiplun Taluka, District Ratnagiri, and worship the 'Silver Padukas' of Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj installed by Shree Brahmacharibua Maharaj. Accordingly, Shree Gopalbua Kelkar Maharaj along with his wife came to the village Markandi (Chiplun Taluka), raised one hermitage and started staying there. On every Thursday he used to collect the alms and with available rice, the husband and wife used to pull on for a week. Gradually the saintliness of Shree Gopalbua Kelkar Maharaj spread in the village Markandi and the devotees started crowding the hermitage for his blessings. Later, on Shree Gopalbua Kelkar Maharaj raised one Muth (Temple-shrine) and installed the 'Silver Padukas' given by Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj.
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