Ranjit Naik

Ranjit Naik was the son of Shri P. Champla Naik, born in the Naginayanichervu Tanda village, Mandal, Somandepalli, District, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh State (India).

He studied up to S.S.C. in Govt. High School, Penukonda, Dist. Anantapur (A.P), as a boarder of Shri Thakkar Bapa Lambadi / Sugali Free Hostel, founded by Late Shri Bhagat Champla Naik (up to 1952). He did his Intermediate in science at Andhra Christian College, Guntur (A.P) and Bachelor in Architecture (B. Arch.) from J.J. College of Architecture, University of Mumbai in 1964.

In 1962 he married Chandrakala Naik, a Teacher, Social Worker and First Banjara lady Graduate in Maharashtra State. She helped him in all his socio-economic and cultural activities of All India Banjara Seva Sangh (AIBSS) and many other organizations for the upliftment of Banjara Community.

After an active career as an architect and social worker, with unfulfilled dream of building Sant Shri Sevalal Maharaj Temple, at Sevagad, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Ranjit Naik, an outstanding human being and a very kind gentleman died on 30 July 2004, in Mumbai due to brain haemorrhage.

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