Bhau Aathvancha Parijat, a book in Marathi on the late Dayanand Bandodkar, the first chief minister of Goa, written by his youngest daughter Jyoti Bandekar, will be released at the International Centre Goa on Sunday, March 12 at 10.30 am.
Dr Pramod Sawant, the chief minister of Goa, will be the chief guest and Somnath Komarpant, a renowned writer, will be the guest of honour for the event.
In a media release issued in the city on Monday, Jyoti Bandekar said, “I used to write poetry and articles on my father Bhausaheb as a schoolgirl. These creative outpourings were appreciated by the family. It is this distinct and happy memory that has provided me with the inspiration to write this book.
According to Jyoti Bandekar, while a lot has been written about her father and his political life, very little has appeared in print about his personal and social life.
“This book is an attempt to write about Bhausaheb’s personal and social life through the many memorable anecdotes and incidents that I remember. I am sure readers will like this book,” Jyoti Bandekar said.
Jyoti Bandekar, the youngest sister of Shashikala Kakodkar, the first female chief minister of Goa, is a Vasco-based entrepreneur, former chairperson and director on the board of Citizen Co-operative Bank for 30 years and head of multiple businesses.
A trained classical singer and artist, Jyoti Bandekar has contributed significantly to the social, cultural and educational sectors in Goa.