Narasimha Chintaman Kelkar
|Born||24 August 1872|
Miraj, Maharashtra, India
|Died||14 October 1947 (aged 75)|
|Other names||Tatyasaheb Kelkar|
|Movement||Indian Independence Movement|
Narasimha Chintaman Kelkar (N. C. Kelkar), popularly known as Sahityasamrat Tatyasaheb Kelkar (24 August 1872 – 14 October 1947), was a lawyer from Miraj as well as a dramatist, novelist, short story writer, poet, biographer, critic, historian, writer on philosophical and political themes. He was born in Chitpavan Brahmin family. He was a literary and political figure in Maharashtra, India, and also both editor and trustee of the newspaper Kesari. He served as editor twice when Tilak was imprisoned in 1897 and 1908.
He was associated with Shikshana Prasarak Mandali Pune, an education society in Pune established in 1904. He was also closely associated with Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the Indian independence movement. He had also served as the president of Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya, Thane.
After the death of Tilak in 1920, he became one of the foremost leaders of the Tilak faction in the Congress party. He was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly, the lower house of the Imperial Legislative Council in 1923 and served until 1929. He was president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha twice at Jabalpur in 1928 and Delhi at 1932.
KELKAR, NARASIMHA CHINTAMAN (1872-1947): Chitpavan Brahmin; a trusted associate of Tilak; editor, Vie Mahratta 18%- 1918; a member and later Chairman , Poona city Municipality; Secretary of Tilak's Home Rule League, 1916-18