History:During the early period of the 20th century KarveerChhatrapatiChautheShivajiMaharaj was popular ruler of the Kolhapur dynasty. He was highly respected and had a large following among the masses go to this web-site. The British rulers felt that he had the ability to arouse the patriotic sentiments of the people and thus lead a rebellion for the freedom.The British rulers thus branded him as a lunatic and imprisoned him in the Ahmednagar Fort. In fort he was extensively tortured by the British officer Mr Green. This ultimately lead to the martyrdom of Maharaj. Sensing a uprising in the entire state the mortal remains of Maharaj was immediately cremated during the night. The last rites were performed by UmajiJadhav, the attendant of the Maharaj. The place of cremation is located in Ahmednagar which is opposite to the premises of the society
The adopted son of KarveerChhatrapatiChautheShivajiMaharaj, RajashriShahuMaharaj was highly pained of this tragedy. In order to remember the work and martyrdom of his late father, RajashriShahuMaharaj funded the erection of a suitable memorial at the site of cremation.
RajashriShahuMaharaj visited Ahmednagar in 1916 to pay respect to his late father. In this visit the put forward the idea of establishing a residential and educational facility for the needy to the local reformers. They received the primary boost for the establishment of an educational society. The initial inspiration was further enhanced by the meeting held by All India Maratha ShikshanParishad in Ahmednagar during 1916. The meet stressed on the need of Maratha VidyaPrasarakSamajbody at the district level. The body was intended to develop the necessary educational facilities like schools and hostels, mainly for the talented, needy students from the rural poor masses from different sections of the society. Those who actively participated in the promotion of this idea included social reformers and activists like Raobahadur Navle,Late Sardar Thorat, Wamanrao Todmal,Amrute Faujdar,Vithalrao Dongre, Sahadu Kale,Panddharinath Pandharkar, Bhau Balalji Jadhav,Dr.Mohite,B.B Kale,Madhavrao Lavande.
The efforts of this stalwarts culminated into the establishment of Ahmednagar Jhilla Maratha Vidya PrasarakSamaj in 1918. The first facility that started functioning was the Karveer Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Maratha Boarding House in Ahmednagar. The present site in Ahmednagar, where number of Educational Institutes have been developed was purchased due to the continuous efforts of Kanvade Patil, RajaramMahaske, BapusahebBhapkar
To encourage the social activities and develop educational facilities Rajashri Shahu Maharaj started providing generous grants to the society. Regular monthly donations were also made by the working individuals from the Maratha community. Other personality also rendered help through providing grains and vegetables to the boarding on regular basis. The day today activities of the hostel was supervised by Raosaheb Navle, Devram Bhandare, Bhaskarrao Auti, Vamanrao Todmal.
These reformers looked after the health, food and studies of the students in the boarding. Since the students went for education in different schools in the city a need for a separate school was felt. Thus in 1941 the Tagore English School was started. It started receiving government grants in 1943, when it renamed as a Residential High School. The was then registered with the government authorities in 1953.
During the early part of the development other personalities who also played significant roles were Late K.B. Deshmukh,Late, Rajaram Patil Mahaske ,Late Namdevrao Auti, Late Ganpatrao Avhad, Late Narayan Tatya Vedu Patil Fopse, Late Kondaji Bhagat, Late Ganpatrao Miskin, Late Bhaskarao Auti, Late Ganpatrao Mhaske, Late Bapusaheb Bhapkar, Late Hirabai Bhapkar, Late Govindrao Chavdhari, Late Kondaji Patil Hingangoankar, Late Kerba Kale, Late Balaji Patil Athare, Late K.B Mahaske, Late Eknathrao Bhagwat, Late Chandrabhan Athre Patil, Late P.Y. Falke, Late Annasaheb Kute. Late Anatrao Jadhav, Late Pandharinath Kanavde Patil, Late Devram Bhandare, Late Ganpatrao Kale.