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Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari (18 June 1899 – 1 December 1985), better known as Dada Dharmadhikari, was an Indian freedom fighter, and a leader of social reform movements in India. He was a strong adherent of Mahatma Gandhi's principles. His eldest daughter was married to Adv. Tamasskar of Bemetara, now in Chhattisgarh. His second child, son by name Pradyumna was also a freedom fighter and lived life as a common man. His third child, a son by name Yashwanth Shankar Dharmadhikari served as the Advocate-general of Madhya Pradesh and his youngest son Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari served as judge of Bombay High Court.[1]

He died in Sevagram, Wardha on 1 December 1985.

Early life and work

Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari was born in June 18, 1899 at Madhya Pradesh, in the district of Betul. He studied at Indore Christian College and afterwards studied at Morris College in Nagpur. He also studied Adi Shankaracharya's vedantic works for about a year. He left in the middle of his studies to join the freedom fighter movement. [2]

See also


  1. ^ M. V. Kamath (1995). Gandhi's Coolie: Life & Times of Ramkrishna Bajaj. Allied Publishers. p. 124. ISBN 9788170234876.
  2. ^ "Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari - A free and truly liberated Gandhian thinker | Dada Dharmadhikari | Associates of Gandhi". Retrieved 9 July 2023.