Narasimha Chintaman Kelkar
Born(1872-08-24)24 August 1872
Died14 October 1947(1947-10-14) (aged 75)
Pune, India
Nationality British India (1872-1947)
 Dominion of India (1947-1947)
Other namesSahityasamrat Tatyasaheb Kelkar
Occupation(s)Politician, lawyer, editor, novelist, historian
Political partyHindu Mahasabha
Other political
Indian National Congress
MovementIndian 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] He had also served as the president of Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya, Thane.[4]

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.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Curzon and Congress: Curzonian policies and the great debate : (January 1899-March 1902). Indian Council of Historical Research. 1995. p. 422. 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
  2. ^ Watve, K.N. (1947). "Sri Narasimha Chintaman "Alias" Tatyasaheb Kelkar". Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. 28 (1/2): 156–158. JSTOR 44028058.
  3. ^ "From the Archives (November 29, 1919): Mr. Tilak's Farewell". The Hindu. 29 November 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ "ठाण्यातील पहिले ग्रंथालय". Maharashtra Times (in Marathi). 31 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Associates in Hindutva Movement: Narsimha Chintaman or Tatyasaheb Kelkar". Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  6. ^ "(Photo of) Narsimha Chintaman Kelkar, President of Hindu Mahasabha, Jabalpur 1928, Delhi 1932". Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012.