Thousand Full Moon: Prof. Madhukar Khadilkar
Contributed by: Prof. Khadilkar
Prof. Khadilkar (81+) lives in Kothrud Pune and has retired as the principal of Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune after a long successful career. His brief write-up in Marathi, given below, touches upon some of his cherished life moments. He first talks about his marriage to his wife of 55 years. He says that when he had decided to get married, he met a few girls but he was not comfortable with the then prevalent ways of finding a suitable match. So, when he heard about this beautiful girl who was an accomplished classical vocalist and came from a good family he took the initiative and wrote her a letter expressing his desire to marry her. He requested that she sent her reply to his Pune address. Since he had a traveling job he was stationed in Nagpur for several days. As days passed by and he did not hear back from her he presumed that she probably was not interested. His joy knew no bounds when one day he received her letter forwarded from his old Pune address accepting his proposal!
He also mentions his daughters’ successes and the birth of his great grandson as some other cherished moments of his life.