Y.B. Chavan actively participated in the freedom movement and widely acknowledged as the architect of modern Maharashtra. He was Union Minister and held important portfolios. For a brief period he also held the offices of Deputy Prime Minister.
A freedom fighter that cherished the values of democracy, socialism and secularism, passed away on 25 November 1984.
Bhausaheb Hiray was born on 1st March 1905 at Nimgaon, in Nasik district. He tookactive part in the social work of Sathyashodak movement launched by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. He also took part in the freedom struggle. He held a firm conviction that only good education can root out poverty. His role in cooperative movement, imparting good education, tribal movement, launching of Koyna Dam project were truly commendable. He passed away on 6th November 1961.