Mr. Govind Krishna Bhide, residing at Gwalior, was the first to conceive the idea of
‘Bhide Kulavrutta’, and took efforts to compile it. After his sad demise, the Bhides,
in Pune, founded a group called the Bhide Mandal to complete the work started by Mr. Govind Bhide.
It was 1942, and the struggle for Independence was at its peak. Consequently, the work of
‘Bhide Kulavrutta’ stopped. It was only after the Independence, i.e. in 1950, that the
Bhide brothers gathered again at Kesari Wada, Pune, and decided to restart the work of
Kulavrutta . The Late Shri Vasudev Vidyadhar Bhide shouldered the responsibility of compiling
and editing the Kulavrutta. He was greatly assisted by the Late Shri Narasinha Chintaman Bhide
and the Late Shri Janardan Narasinha Bhide. Many other Bhides also contributed to a great extent.
The first ever ‘Bhide Kulavrutta’ was, thus, published on 11 January 1953,
at Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune. The noted writer, Shri. S.M. Mate, who released the
‘Bhide Kulavrutta’, expressed that he felt very honoured, and also felt very homely as
he was closely related to the Bhide Surname from his maternal side.The Retired Judge,
Shri. M.V.Bhide presided over the function.
After almost 45 years, in November 1998, the ‘Nityundan Gotriya Bhide’ brothers
gathered once again at the Siddhivinayak Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai. It was unanimously
decided to create a Trust of the Bhides and to name it Nityundan Gotriya Bhide Pratishthan.
Eleven members immediately donated Rs. 1,001/- each and created a Fund of Rs. 11,011/-.
Six members were elected Founder Members/Trustees of this Trust, and the noted News
Reader/Television personality, Shri Pradeep Jagannath Bhide, was elected President of
the Trust. By overcoming all the difficulties and hurdles, and after 9 years of persisted
efforts by a dedicated team of editorial staff, the second edition of the Bhide Kulavrutta was
compiled and was ready for release. Thanks to the great pains taken by senior editors, like,
Shri Prabhakar Bhide, Shri Damodar Bhide, Shri Vinayak Bhide (All from Dombivili, Thane) and
Shri Vidyakar Bhide, Pune. Shri Dilip Bhide, Pune, Shri Chinatmani Bhide, Shri Atul Bhide,
Shri Vyankatesh Bhide (all from Thane),Shri Ramesh Bhide, Mulund, and many others contributed
to make this project successful.
On 13 January 2008, Professor Shri Ram Shevalkar released the second, revised edition of
`Bhide Kulavrutta`, this time again at the `Lokamanya Sabhagriha of the Kesari Wada,
Pune, and, thus, fulfilled one of the of most important and long cherished objectives of the
Nityundan Gotriya Bhide Pratishthan.` After the release of the second, revised edition of
the `Bhide Kulavrutta` our responsibility towards fulfillment of other objectives has
increased. It is not just the senior members, but also the young members who have a zeal for
social work, should come forward and help the `Pratishthan` in achieving these
objectives. In order to help the Pratishthan to grow qualitatively and quantitatively,
all of us must offer all types of help, including the financial help,
to the Pratishthan. After all,
we should not forget that this is our `Pratishthan`.