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1 Dadasaheb Falke
2 Svatantryaveer Savarkar
3 Vasant Kanetkar
4 Kusumagraj
5 Shantaram Bapu Vavare
6 Anant Kanhere
7 Rajiv Patil
8 Kavita raut
9 Dr. Vasnatrao Pawar
10 Sayali Bhagat
11 Sir Dr. M. S. Gosavi

Dadasaheb Phalke

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944) best known as Dadasaheb Phalke is father of Inidan Cinema.He was Director,Producer,Screen writer as well as actor in some of his films. He made his first silent film which was first ever motion picture made in Indian names “RAJA HARISHCHANDRA”
And the journey continued as he made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career span of 19 years. Government of India has started an award by his name known as “DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD”. It is given to those persons in Indian cinema Industry who have made a significant contribution here.
Recently, a film callled “HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY” was realesed which is known to be the biography of Dadasaheb Phalke.

Svatantryaveer Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) is a very popular freedom fighter in the history of Indian Freedom Fight. He was considered as one of the most influential person in the era of Indian freedom Fight against Bristish Rule. He was not only a freedom fighter but he is also known for his Phylosophical, literature and revolutionary work in India. He was sentenced to two Life time imprisonments(about 50 years) in 1911. But British government had to release him due to increasing pressure by people in India.
The airport at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar’s capital has been named Veer Savarkar International Airport. Considering his work in literature, he has 19 books on his account.

3 Vasant Kanetkar

Vasant Shankar Kanetkar (March 20, 1920 – January 31, 2000) was a very famous Indian novelist and playwriter. His father was also a poet, popularly known as Kavi Girish. Vasant Kanetkar was born in Satara District of Maharashtra. After his post graduation in Arts, he joined HPT College in Nashik as Professor. Kanetkar has writen 40 three act plays which was performed on proffessional stages and are commercial as well as critiacal success. Some of his plays are “VEDYACHE GHAR UNHAT, ITHE OSHALALA MRUTYU, SURYACHI PILLE” and many more.In 1966, Kanetkar received a Filmfare Award for Best Story for the Hindi movie Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool, the story having been an adaptation of his Marathi play ASHRUNCHI ZALI PHULE. Kanetkar received a Padma Shri award in 1992 for his literary accomplishments.


Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (February 27, 1912 – March 10, 1999) better known by his pen name Kusumagraj was a very popular poet, novelist and playwriter.
In his career of about 50 years, he has written he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays. He has received the SAHITYA ACADEMY AWARD for his poetry volume VISHAKHA. Some of his plays are NATASAMTRAT, KOUNTEYA, KAIKEYI and many more. He has a significant contribution in Indian Cinema. Many of his short stories worked as a subject for films. He himself was a fan of plays by Shakespeare. So many of his plays are influenced from Shakespeare’s plays; such as Natasamrat was adopted from King Lear, Rajmukut from The Royal Crown etc.He founded an organization named Kusumāgraj Pratishthān[9] was formed in Nasik in 1990 with the objective of encouraging various cultural activities and helping the needy belonging to traditionally suppressed communities. Kusumāgraj birthday is celebrated as World Marathi Day

5 Shantaram Bapu Vavare

Shantaram Bapu Vavre (1924-1998) was one of the most popular politician in the history of Nashik. He served as a freedom fighter in India’s Freedom Fight against british rule. In his young age, he joined Congress party worked as an activist in the same party till his death. He was also the President of Nashik Muncipal Council.But he is most popular for being The First Mayor of Nashik Muncipal Corporation. He did many development works in Nashik in his term of Mayor. He was also MLA from Nashik area. For recognition of his works, many monuments in Nashik are named after him. Sharanpur Road is named as SHANTARAM BAPU VAVRE MARG.
He is also known for starting the most famous KONDAJI CHIVDA.

Anant Kanhere
Anant Laxman Kanhere (1891-1910) was an Indian Independence Fighter.
At the very young age, he came in contact with a revolutionary organization
named ABHINAV BHARAT SANGHATANA run by Savarkar Brothers.
There, Anant learned how british rule is being unfaire to Indian and need to become free from British rule. Jackson, a british officer was aware these anti british activities. So he framed himself as people friendly british. Under this hood, he continued his cruel activities against Indian people. Jackson prosecuted and killed many Indians in his career for silly reasons such as touching British’s Golf Balls. Under this hood, he continued his cruel activities against Indian people. In 1909, he was being promoted to Governor of Mumbai. A revolutionary group decided to stop his activities for ever. On 21 December 1909, in the fairwell party arranged for Jackson, Anant Kanhere decided to execute him. He came to watch play Sharda in Vijayanand Theatre on that eve, and was executed by Anant. He fired four bullets in the chest of Jackson. He was captured and sentenced to death. Ananrt was hanged on 19 April 1910.

Rajiv Patil
Rajiv Patil is a famous marathi film director. He is most known for his national award winning marathi film Jogwa. As a start of his career, Rajiv Patil directed many one act plays in Nashik. But as a break through to his career, he became overenight famous with his film Savarkhed Ek Gaon. In this film, he handled a social and political crime thriller. Later on, he went on directing marathi films such as Blind Game, Sanai Choughade. Sanai Choughade is first marathi film produced under Mukta Arts Banner. He became nationally famous by his film Jogwa The Awkening released in 2008. In this film, he handled the issue of people who are sacrifised for name of god. He won national award for this film.
This movie went on receiving award for Best actor, Best Music, Best song and Best singer(male/Female). He is currently working on his project Paanghira.

Kavita Raut
Kavita Raut (born 5 May 1985) also known as Savarpada Express is an Indian long-distance runner from Nashik, Maharashtra. She holds the current Indian National record for 10 km road running with a mark of 34:32. She won the bronze medal in 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the first individual track medal by an Indian woman athlete at the Commonwealth Games. She also won the silver medal in 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Asian Games. Kavita Raut was born in a tribal family on 5 May 1985 in Sawarpada, a village near Harsul, Nashik in Maharashtra state, India. She is employed with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).Raut’s personal best for 5,000 metres is 16:05.90 which she achieved while winning a bronze on 10 November 2009 during the 18th Asian athletics championships held at Guangzhou, China.During the 50th National Open athletic meet held at Kochi, Raut set a meet record in the 10,000 metres event on 18 May 2010 while winning the gold medal. She bettered the previous meet record held by Preeja Sreedharan by clocking 32:41.31.

Dr. Vasant Nivrutti Pawar
Dr. Vasant Nivrutti Pawar(4 April 1948 – 8 October 2010) was a social activist, educational leader, a famous surgen and a politcian as well. His education was M.B.B.S. M.S., F.I.C.S. (General Surgery), F.A.I.S. He served in Sushrut Hospital, Nashik. He has actively participated in many social activities. He has led many medical organizations and committees successfully in his career. But most of all, he was member and chairman of India’s leading educational organization MARATHA VIDYAPRASARAK SAMAJ which covers about 2,00,000 people all over India. He was also Standing Committee Chairman Pune University and Medical Advisory Committee of Pune University for 6 Years.
He also had active involvement in relief work for earthquake affected people from Latur, Killari (Maharashtra) and Bhuj (Gujarat) supported by Medical Aid .
He was a MLC from Nashi area since 2004. But this era came to an end with his death on 8 October 2010.

Sayali Bhagat Sayali Bhagat(born 1 January 1984) is an Indian actress and former Miss India.Bhagat was born in Nashik, Maharashtra (Nashik Road) in a traditional family. She studied at Fravashi Academy, Nasik, and completed her graduation in BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies) from Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute of Finance and Management Studies. The college is located inside Mumbai University campus, Kalina, Santacruz.Like the other beauty contest winners, she too entered the modeling industry, followed by Bollywood. The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed was her first Hindi film, co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Geeta Basra. The movie was released on 8 July 2007. She also appeared as a journalist from Singapore, who pretends to interview Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid on the show Mtv Bakra. In 2009, she was seen in the Hindi movie named, Paying Guests, opposite Javed Jaffrey.

Sir Dr. M. S. Gosavi
Moreshwar Sadashiv Gosavi(Born 15 May 1935) better known as Gosavi SIr is a famous educational entrepreunar. Outstanding management scientist, Dr.M.S.Gosavi has contributed to the evolution of management education
in Maharashtra. Born to a cultured family of Satara inspired by his father, a Sanskrit scholar late S. J. Gosavi Phalthankar and by some of the eminent luminaries of Pune, young Mr. Gosavi achieved distinction at the formal school and university levels. He was the first in the state of Maharashtra to get the doctorate in business administration from Poona University.Dr. Gosavi has set a world record – the youngest principal with longest tenure. At the age of 22, he became the principal of a full-fledged College of Commerce, Nashik and created a history of sports by mantling this honor for 37 years till he attained the superannuation in 1995. He was First to start Full time Residential post graduate M.B.A, degree course in Maharashtra State: 1968

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  1. hello team just nashik
    read the above article.interesting piece.some facts put up there seem to be untrue.if u could please correct the following things,it will give a genuine feel to the readers like me who are truely nashikkars.
    1. certainly he didnot start the famous kondaji chivda..
    3.pioneers of this chivda was his father ,The Late Kondaji GUNAJI WAVRE.

    looking forward for the necessaary chnges
    thanks in advance


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