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Blue Plaque

What is a Blue plaque?

A Blue Plaque is a permanent sign installed on buildings to establish a link between that location and a famous personality, hence serving as a historical marker. In Pune, the 'Blue Plaque' list was instituted by Jayant Tilak, grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, in 1994.

The present Blue Plaque Guide incorporates the life sketches of persons who have been honoured so far by fixing a Blue Plaque on the place of their former residence.

The Blue Plaque committee works under the banner of ‘Pune Aitihasik Vaastu Smriti’ and this activity is controlled by Tilak Smarak Trust.We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr Deepak Tilak, for granting us permission to reproduce their work on the Blue Plaque list.

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  • AcharyaPKAtre
    16/3/1997

    Acharya P K Atre

    Birth Year : 1898 Death Year : 1969 Address : 488, Narayan Peth, 411030 Top ranking writer of Marathi literature. Journalist. Humourist. Poet. Biographer. Play wright. In addition he was a film producer, politician, legislator, orator and foremost leader in the movement for the unification of Maharashtra.
  • AnadiurfBayaKarve
    11/9/1998

    Anandi alias Baya Karve

    Birth Year : 1865 Death Year : 1950 Address : Hinge Sanstha, Karvenagar, Pune 411052 Was widowed when still a child and later remarried Annasaheb Karve. Helped him in his work of emancipation of women. Her biography is 'Maze Atmpuran'.
  • Anant Vishnu Dhamle
    10/4/1998

    Anant Vishnu Damle

    Birth Year : 1926 Death Year : 2001 Address : Prabhat Nagar, Law College Road, Pune 411004 Became the partner of Prabhat Film Co in 1945. Anantrao bought back the originals of the films of Prabhat that were sold to Shri Mudliar of Chennai after the fall of Prabhat and took out their print and transformed them into audio cassettes. Founder director of the Rotary Club Pune South.