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Mr. Purshottamdas Hartingji Purohit (DasKaka)

photo of late Mr. Purshottamdas Hartingji Purohit (DasKaka)

02-August-1920 to 23-July-1990

Religion : Hindu Caste : Brahmin
Education : School upto 4 years Profession/ Occupation : Businessman/Industrialist with 10+ employees
Residence Address : Hotel Adarsh Palace, 118, Old Hanuman Lane, Kalbadevi Road,
Office Address : Adarsh Hotel,262, Kalbadevi Road, Junction P. H. Purohit Marg,
Native Area : District: Pali, Marwad, Rajasthan Native Place : Village: Basant, Tehsil: Sumerpur

Attached With Organizations

Bombay Hotel's Association, from 1945-1950. (Vice President)
Maharashtra State Hotels Federation, since 1950. (Vice President)
All India Hotel Halvai Association, 1960. (Founder Member)
Ramwadi Mitra Mandal and initiated free distribution of books in 1972 and Advisor from 1981. (Founder)
Aravali Sammelan, November, 1975 for Flood Relief programme. (Advisor)
Rajasthan Pravasi Manch, October, 1981 for Drought Relief Action. (Patron)
Shastri National Youth Center, to propagate the ideology of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He also initiated "Shastri National Award" instituted from 1981 to honour dedicated social works. The outstanding personalties bestowed with this award are Late Shri Vasantdada Patil, Shri Madhukarrao Chaudhary, Shri Shudhakarrao Naik, Dr. Mahavir Adhikari, Shri Nand Kishore Nautiyal, Shri C. G. Joshi, Shri Dara Singh, Shri Murli Deora, Shri Manoj Kumar, Shri Rajendra Kumar, Smt. Sulakshna Pandit, Miss Manisha Kholi, Shri D. J. Kulkarni and many other prominent personalities. (Founder President)
All India Lal Bahadur Shastri Manch, in 1982. (Vice President)
Rajpurohit Jagruti Mandal. (Advisor)
Nehru Yuvak Kendra for encouraging sports activities. (Executive Member)
Jhankhi Rajasthan Ki for felicitation of Shri Jagannath Pahadia, Shri Shivcharan Mathur, Shri Dineshrai Dangi, Shri Khetsingh Rathod, Shri Sheesh Ram Ola and A. R. Antulay. (Organiser)


Awards and Recognitions

In recognition of his strive for social cause the Government of Maharashtra appointed him "Justice Of Peace" and "Special Executive Magistrate" from 16th November, 1971 up till the time of his death.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, has already recognised the efforts rendered by him to the humanitarian causes and upliftment of the society and renamed a Municipal Street as "Late Shri Purshottamdas H. Purohit Marg" situated at the junction of Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai on 23rd July, 1991, the first death anniversary of Shri Purohit. This fine meeting was then graced by Shri Madhukarraoji Chaudhary, Speaker -Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Shri Divakar Raote, Mayor of Mumbai, Shri Motiram Tandel, Chairman -Works Committee (City), Shri Murli Deora, Member of Parliament, Shri Raj K. Purohit, M.L.A., Shri Vilas Avchat - Municipal Councillor, Shri Ratanshi Rajda, Ex-M.P., Shri Lalitbhai Kapadia, Ex-M.L.A., and many other prominent personalities were also present.


Social Life

Under the influence of Netaji he organised Blood Camps.
* Donation in the construction of a School in his home village Basant.
* Donation for higher educational Students Hostel at Falna.
* He has played very active role as well as helped in many way for instituting of Mahavir General Hospital-Sumerpur, Varkana School-Varkana, Marudhar Balika Vidyalaya-Vidyawadi.
* He donation towards construction of Dharamshala at Sanderao.
* Donation in construction of Bhojanshala at Lord Shiv's Markendreshwar Temple.
* Renovation of Shiv Temple (Shivalaya) at Municipal Works Factory, Nagpada.


Page submitted by: Jagdish P. Purohit
Relation : Father

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