I get married

Posted By Author on September 14, 2011

13/10/1968:

My marriage with Miss Kunda Moreshwar Damle solemnised at 8.30 A.M. at Brahman Sabha, Akola. It is the end of freedom and bachelorhood and beginning of Life Imprisonment. As wished by Shri Baba and as per custom gave new name to my wife as Shefali. (Flower of ‘Parijatak’. Her former name Kunda was after flower of jasmine.)

18/10/1968:

Uncle Madhukaka arrived.  He gave shocking news that my cousin Sadanand (Sachit’s younger brother) secretly got married with a Bengali girl on 11th Oct. 1968. Her surname is ‘Nag’ of Ludhiana, Punjab.  He did his post graduation in Geography at my college and lived with us for two years.

Sent registered letter with photographs to Amarkantak.

21/10/1968:

Today is Diwali.  The Silver Jubilee celebration of I.N.A. about the proclamation of Provisional Government of India at Singapore by Subhash Chandra Bose is celebrated. The function was celebrated throughout the country on a big scale.

28/10/1968:

Sent registered letter to Gyanbabu at Shaulmari Ashram.  Also sent rupees fifty to him by money order.  Monetary condition there is precarious.

My neighbour Mr. Abhyankar works in the head post-office.  He came with a registered parcel insured for rupees five hundred.  It came from Ramesh Saxena of Etawah with stamp and seal of Ramprasadji of Kanpur.  It was a present for my marriage from Shri Baba.  I opened it.  There was a costly sky blue Banarasi sari embroidered with silver threads for wife, costing more than three hundred rupees.  Then for me there was a cloth of white ‘Kachha Muga’ (raw silk-Kosa) for suit procured from Assam and along with it was gaudy golden yellow Kosa fabric for ‘Punjabi shirt’.  The selection made by Shri Baba was the best of his heydays.  Probably Shri Baba was not aware of modern synthetic fabrics.  I showed the present to all.  Everyone praised it.  (My wife’s sari and my suit are still preserved in His memory. When Netaji entered Singapore for the first time he was wearing white silk suit

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