Ganpatrao Narayanrao Madiman

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Rao Sahib Ganpatrao Narayanrao Madiman (20 May 1879 – 10 May 1947) was a noted businessman, banker and cotton yarn and cloth Merchant from Hubli in erstwhile Bombay Presidency of British India. He was born in a Saraswat Brahmin family of Canara region and did his early education at Sirsi and later at Hubli.[1][2] He started his early career with mercantile service in Southern Mahratta Spinning and Weaving Company in 1897, serving under various capacities, but quit the service in 1907 to start his own business of cotton yarn and textiles under the name of M/S G.N.Madiman and sons, to later become a noted banker and businessman of the Hubli region.[1] He served as Magistrate for year 1929-37 of Hubli and other posts like Village Munsiff and Chairman of Hubli Taluka War Gifts Fund Committee.[3]

Personal Life

Ganpatrao Madiman was married to Laxmibai Amladi Vinekar from Kundapur and had 3 sons and 2 daughters. He took active interest in community service and was noted for his contributions to the Woman's Hospital, Shri Shiva Krishna Mandir and Maharashtra Mandal at Hubli.

Rao Saheb Ganpatrao Madiman with the Prime Minister of Bombay Presidency Shri B.G.Kher, laying the foundation stone of the Woman's Hospital at Hubli in 1938.


  1. ^ a b K. Guru Dutt (1955). Chitrapur Saraswat Retrospect: A Historical and Sociological Study. B.B.D. Power Press.
  2. ^ Thomas Peter (1937). The Royal Coronation Number and Who's who in India, Burma and Ceylon. Sun Publishing House.
  3. ^ Modern Bombay and her patriotic citizens by Who's Who Publishers (India) -1941- Page 269