Late Adv. Sopanrao Maruti Dhorde-Patil.
Late Adv. Sopanrao Maruti Dhorde-Patil or “DADASAHEB”; as he was respectfully and fondly called, was born on 24/06/1929 to his parents Late Parvatabai and Maruti Bapuji Dhorde-Patil at village Dongaon, in Vaijapur taluka of Aurangabad district. His father was a big “Vatandar” (in the British Raj) and a freedom fighter. DADASAHEB completed his education from Ahmednagar and Pune. He completed law from ILS Law College,Pune in 1958 and then started his practice in Kopargaon court and other major district courts of Ahmednagar and Aurangabad. He had a successful practice in Banking, Civil and Criminal Law. He was appointed as a TRUSTEE of Shri Sai Baba Shirdi Sansthan, SHIRDI on 01/09/1989 and he continued his 5 year tenure till 30/08/1994. He was again elected as TRUSTEE on 01/09/1994 and he completed his 5 year tenure on 30/08/1999. He had a very successful tenure as a TRUSTEE of Shri Sai Baba Shirdi Sansthan and was widely acclaimed for the same. Many big development projects of Sai Baba Shirdi Sansthan Trust were undertaken during his tenure as a TRUSTEE. He was also elected as President of Kopargaon Lawyers Bar Association in 1990-91. He completed his tenure successfully.