Tulsidas Jadhav

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Tulsidas Jadhav / Tulshidas Jadhav
Born 25 January 1905
Dahitane, Solapur, British India
Died 11 September 1999
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Independence activist and politician
Known for Freedom fighter, social reformer, political activist, politician, Gandhian,

Tulsidas Jadhav (25 January 1905 – 11 September 1999) was a noted freedom fighter, political activist, social worker, farmer and member of Bombay Legislative Council and Lok Sabha.

Early life[edit]

Tulsidas Subhanrao Jadhav was born on 25 January 1905[1] at village Dahitane, Tal.Barshi, Dist. Solapur and was educated at Haribhai Deokarn High School, Solapur.[2]


He married Janabai Tulsidas Jadhav in 1913.[2] He had two sons and four daughters.[2] His elder son is Jaywant Jadhav. and younger son was Yeshwant Jadhav .His one daughter Kalavati was married to Babasaheb Bhosale, who later became Chief Minister of Maharashtra.[3]


He was an agriculturist or farmer by profession.[2][4]

Political life[edit]

He was associated with Indian National Congress from 1921 to 1947 and was one of the active freedom fighter from Solapur. When Mahatma Gandhi initiated his Salt Satyagraha in 1930 young workers like Krisnaji Bhimrao Antrolikar, Tulsidas Jadhav and Jajuji came on the scene and became staunch followers of the Gandhian philosophy.[5] In 1930 during time of communal he was imprisoned in 1931, 1932, 1941 and 1942.[1][2] From 1937-1939, 1946-1951 and 1951-57 he was a member of Bombay Legislative Assembly.[1][2] Once during satyagraha, officer put a pistol on his chest and ordered his to leave but he refused to budge - luckily he was let-off.[5] He was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and served as his secretary, when in Yerwada prison in 1932.[6][7]

After independence, he left Congress in 1947 and with some other ex-congressman joined the Peasants and Workers Party of India, of which he was one of founder member.[2]

In 1961 he again joined Congress with his other PWP colleagues like Keshavrao Jedhe, Shankarrao More.[8] He was given ticket and was elected as a member of 3rd Lok Sabha from Nanded from 1962–67 and as a member of the 4th Lok Sabha from Baramati as a Congress candidate.[2] He was at times vocal opponent of Yashwantrao Chavan in many matters of policies and decisions for which in 1971 elections he was denied election ticket. He was part of radical camp in Maharashtra Congress of which other politicians included Shankarrao More and R. K. Khadlikar.[9][10]

He also served as Parliamentary Committees on Draft Third Five Year Plan.[2] Among others he served also as a member of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee and was its General Secretary - 1957—60. He gave his services as a member of the Electricity Consultative Committee, T.B. Board, Leprosy Committee; Study Group on Road Safety[2][11] In 1985, he was signatory to the "Apostle of Peace" award which was recognized by Giani Zail Singh, President of India from 1982-1987, Dr. S. S. Mohapatra, Secretary General of India, and Tulsidas Jadhav, who at that time was President of the Parliamentary Center.[7]

Social reformer[edit]

As a social reformer, he worked relentlessly for the upliftment of Harijan and Dalit communities beginning since decades of 1930 till his active life.[2][4]


He died on 11 September 1999 at Mumbai.[4][12][13]


  • In February 2009 a statue of Tulsidas Jadhav was erected at Mechanic Chowk to acknowledge his bravery act, when for three days from 9 to 11 May 1930, the law and order of town was maintained by Tulisdas, when all police officers had run out of town due to protests. It was inaugurated at the hands of Sharad Pawar and Sushil Kumar Shinde.[14]
  • Tulsidas Jadhav Adhyapak Vidhyalay at Sholapur is a teacher's training school named after him.
  • Maharashtrache shilpkaar - Tulsidas Jadhav(महाराष्ट्राचे शिल्पकार - तुलसीदास जाधव) is a biography published by Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya ani Sanskruti Mandal authored by Vyankatesh Kamatkar.[15]


  1. ^ a b c Yaśavantarāva Cavhāṇa, vidhimaṇḍaḷātīla nivaḍaka bhāshaṇe, Volume 2 by Yaśavantarāva Cavhāṇa Pratishṭhāna Mumbaī, 1990 - Maharashtra (India)pp: 31-32, 447 [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 4th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile
  3. ^ Babasaheb Anantrao Bhosale The eighth Chief Minister Of Maharashtra
  4. ^ a b c Reference Made To The Passing Away Of Shri Tulshidas Jadhav On 11Th ... on 13 March 2000
  5. ^ a b The Gazetteer SHOLAPUR DURING POST-1818 PERIOD
  6. ^ International Peace Research Newsletter. International Peace Research Association. 1994. pp. 36, 45. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b War Protestor
  8. ^ Journal of Shivaji University: Humanities, Volumes 35-38 by Shivaji University, 2000 pp:28
  9. ^ PMO Diary: The emergency by Bishan Narain Tandon; Konark Publishers Pvt .Limited, 2006 pp: 35
  10. ^ Link - Volume 12, Part 1 - Page 14
  11. ^ Report - Page 112 India (Republic). Study Group on Road Safety, Tulsidas Jadhav
  12. ^ व्यंकटेश कामतकर (2005). स्वातंत्र्य सेनानी तुळशीदास जाधव. महाराष्ट्र राज्य साहित्य आणि संस्कृती मंडळ.
  13. ^ Lok Sabha Debates by India. Parliament. House of the People Lok Sabha Secretariat., 2000 pp:6
  14. ^ Solapur
  15. ^ [2]