The author was born in a small village in 1916. He had his school education in the Hindu High school. Karwar and Garud High School, Dhulia and college education in the Ferguson college and Shri Parshuram Bhau college, Pune. He had the good fortune to study Sanskrit under the guidance of Shri V. H. Nijsure and Prof. R. N. Dandekar and Mathematics under the guidance of Prof. D. D. Koshambi, and Prof. D. W. Kerkar. He stood first in Sanskrit in the matriculation examination (1933) and secured the Jagannath Shankarshet Scholarship. He stood first in the B. A. And M. A. Examination of the then Bombay University and was the chancellor's medallist (in Mathematics, 1939). He topped the list of successful candidates in the Indian Civil service held at Delhi in 1940.

He served the erstwhile Bombay and Maharashtra State as Collector of Pune, Development Commissioner, Bombay and as Finance Secretary in the state of Maharashtra. During his stay at Nasik, he had the privilege, along with his Friend Dr. C. B. Khadilkar, to read Shankara bhashya on the Brahma-sutra with his Holiness the late Dr. Kurtakoti, Shankaracharya of Karvira Peeth. He went to the Government of India in 1962 and worked as programme Advisor, Planning Commission, Additional Secretary, and Ministry of Home and retired as Finance Secretary in 1974.

After retirement he worked in all for ten years as a trustee and chief trustee of Shri Jnaneshwar Maharaja Sansthan at Alandi and has been working as Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra. His three works. The yoga of Patanjali, The Mahabharata, its Genesis and Growth, A Statistical Study and The Bhagavad-Gita as a Synthesis have been published by the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune. His translations of Jnaneshwari in Marathi, Hindi and English have been published by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra.                                                                                                     


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