Mr. M.D. Gaikwad (Chairman of Mali Marriage Bureau).

Savta Mali Mandal, Maharastra Rajya Central Gunvanta Kamgar Sangh etc. . He himself Social work is not new for Mr. M.D. Gaikwad on he has been doing it for last four decades. When he was living in yewale, his birthplace (Dist.-Nasik), he used to take part in Gram-Panchayat’s election campaign & encouraged people to enjoy their right vote.

He came to Mumbai in August 1966 to earn livehood. He joined M/S Crompton Greaves Ltd; Mumbai on 5th September & retired on 1st Jan 2001.During these 34 years of service he was & still is associated with various social organizations such as Kshtriya Mali Samaj Education Sansthan, Maharastra Kshatriya Mali Samaj, Shri Sant Shiromani has founded no’s of organisations such as Jyoti Cooperative Credit Society Ltd;, Savitribai Phule Mandal, Mali Mahasang & Sakar Cooperative Credit Society Ltd.,Mumbai.

He has been organizing ‘Vadhu-Var Suchak Melava’ for Mali Samaj since 1983.The first event was held on 26th Jan 1983 at Mulund Vidya Mandir, Mulund (East), Mumbai.The first event moderate success with five marriages being finalized during the meet. During this function only, Mr. Gaikwad expressed his idea of starting a Cooprating Society & on 5th Sept, 1987,under the valuable guidance of Mr. S.M. Mohite (Branch Manager-Maharastra Rajya Sahakari Bank Ltd;) Jyoti Cooperative Credit Society was established.

Since 1983, every year Savitribai Phule Birth anniversary is being celebrated here in Mulund (Mumbai). Various events like ‘Vadhu-Var Melava’,’Essey Competition on Mahatma Phule & Savitribai Phule ‘,‘Felicitation of successful students in various schools of Mulund’ are organized to mark the occasion.

On 1st January 2001, under the guidance of Mr. Pravin Jadhav, Mr. Gaikwad launched his website This site contains Biodata of around 1000 boys & girls from Mali samaj. This site gives you the entire information of Mali Samaj,its histry,famous personalities from the samaj,their achievement various projects etc.

And last but not the least, Mr.Gaikwad has won ‘Gunwant Kamgar Puraskar 1993’. This award was received by him from Governor of Maharastra Dr. P.C. Alexander in a grand function.

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