Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Hashu Advani

Name (Late) Hashu Advani
Date of Birth : Hyderabad, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 22.2.1926
Academic Attainments          : B.A., B. Com., LLB.

As Educationists :

Hashuji as he was popularly called, made significant contributions in the field of education in association with Shri Jhamatmal Wadhwani. He founded Vivekananda Education Society in 1962.  The Society with its excellent track record has grown from strength to strength.  Today, the Society has campus of seven buildings in Mumbai, which imparts education  to over 12,000 students.  Vivekananda Education Society has 19 permanent institutions.  It has a Creche & Day Care Centre for toddlers, 3 preliminary, 3 primary and, 3 Secondary Schools.  It has 2 Junior Colleges, and a Degree Colleges in Arts, Science & Commerce.  It has 2 Polytechnics, 1 Engineering College, 1  Vocational Guidance Bureau and a Post Graduate College in Management Studies.  He also founded Chembur Colony Yuvak Mandal, which runs school for Hearing impaired children etc.

Additional Information :

i)    Throughout his public  and political career, Hashuji shunned publicity and constantly refused to accept awards, honours and other forms of recognition.
ii)   He became Minister twice in Govt. of Maharashtra.  During his ministership, he initiated several development projects - noteworthy being sanctioning of extra FSI to Educational Institutions & Hospitals.  He was on several Govt. bodies and charitable trusts.  In short, he was a genuine social worker dedicated to community service.  He also made significant contributions to the ‘Rehabilitation’ effort of Sindhi community after partition.

       He expired in July 1995.

Finale :

He was popularly called ‘Hashuji’, because of his friendly nature.   He made significant contributions in the filed of education.  He founded Vivekananda Education Society in association with Jhamatmal Wadhwani and opened a number of colleges, practically in every discipline.  He was so popular, and because of his integrity that he won elections to Maharashtra Assemly thrice. In Municipal Corporation Elections also, he won twice.  Twice he became a Minister.  He served Sindhi community in various ways and he was considered as the doyen of Sindhyat and Sindhi culture.

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