Samatanand Biography of Anant Hari Gadre

Anant Hari Gadre

अस्पृश्यतेचा हा कलंक मिटवण्यासाठी त्यांनी स्पृश्यास्पृश्य यांचे एकत्रित 'झुणका भाकर सत्यनारायण' आयोजित केले. असे तब्बल साडेतीन हजार सत्यनारायण करून त्यांनी गेल्या शतकात महाराष्ट्र ढवळून काढला. परंतु त्यांच्याबद्दल आज कुणाला फारशी माहिती नाही. '

अनंतराव गद्रे यांनी अनेक क्षेत्रांत मुशाफिरी केली आणि त्या त्या क्षेत्रात आपला स्वतंत्र असा ठसा उमटवला. प्रत्येक क्षेत्रात काम करताना त्यांनी स्वत:ला पूर्ण झोकून दिले. या प्रत्येक क्षेत्रात त्यांनी केलेल्या मुशाफिरीचा आढावा भानू काळे यांनी एकेका प्रकरणात घेतला आहे. पत्रकार, संपादक, नाटककार आणि समाजसुधारक अशा चार क्षेत्रात त्यांनी अफाट कर्तृत्व गाजवले. याबाबत एकेक प्रकरण आणि 'पाऊलखुणा, 'कुटुंबियांच्या नजरेतून', 'व्यक्तिमत्व आणि वारसा' अशा एकूण सात प्रकरणांचे हे चरित्र आहे.

समतानंद अनंत हरी गद्रे' हे त्यांचे चरित्र लिहून सुप्रसिद्ध लेखक भानू काळे यांनी ही उणीव भरून काढली आहे. (Source Maharashtra Times) 

Anant Hari Gadre was the person who coined the word “House Full”, which adorns the closed ticket window of blockbuster movies, and entertainment programs in India and elsewhere in the world.

Anant Hari Gadre was a multifaceted personality. He was special correspondent of Lokmanya Tilak for daily news paper ‘ Sandesh’, he was founder editor of ‘Mauj’ – a popular Marathi publication house, he authored some short duration dramas so as to enable staging drama art to survive the onslaught of short timed movies. It is worth mentioning here that Anant Hari Gadre had chaired ‘Akhil Bhartiya Natya Sammelan’ held in Mumbai in 1930, where he took the charge from Bal Gandharva, who had chaired the Natya Sammelan in previous year.

He is the person who organized more than three thousand ‘Satya Narayan’ Poojas in Maharashtra at the hands of ‘Harijan’ couple, couple from the untouchable casts of yesteryears.

Shri Bhanu Kale – a well known Marathi author -  after a marathon research on the life of Anant Hari Gadre scripted his biography.

Who has read the biography in the audio book? None other than Mr. Dilip Prabhavalkar, the renowned actor of the Marathi stage, television and Marathi, Hindi movies.

The audio book, now available on the platforms as stated below, lucidly narrates the life journey of Anant Hari Gadre.

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Deepak Gadre, a strong supporter and well-wisher of Garje Marathi Global

Anant Hari Gadre is Grandfather of Deepak Gadre.

Gadre Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd. (Gadre Marine) manufactures fish and fish related products since last 45 and odd years. The exceptional business line, distinct from established family business, was an out of box and courageous initiative by its founder director Deepak Gadre, which was well supported by his family.

As of the date, the company made an indelible mark in processed fish segment on international level.

Gadre Marine is the only Indian Company making ‘Imitation Crab Meat’ and related products. It is pioneer of Frozen Surimi processing in India. Gadre Marine has offices in USA, Hong Kong and Belgium.

Apart from business, Gadre Marine supports many initiatives for social cause, spread of quality education and services for social up-liftment.   

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Promoters of Gadre Marine inherit the boundless courage, relentless enterprise, penchant for innovation and more from their earlier generations residing at village Deorukh, a remote place in Konkan area of Maharashtra. The promoter’s grandfather and his brothers were hardcore businessmen and were equally supportive for the social up-liftment, education and services for social cause.