Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan was the Grand Son (3th Generation) of Sai Mahabhakta Sri.Ramachandra Pradhan to whom Shirdi Saibaba gave his photograph in the year 1916.
“Pradhan” is the Surname of the family and the family hails from Bhivpuri Village a place situated about 13 KMS Karjat-Neral Railway Station on the Mumbai Pune Railway Route and about 2 KMS from Bhivpuri Road Railway Station.
Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan was born on 2nd September 1939 at Bhivpuri Village in the Raigad District of Maharashtra. His parents are Late Sri.Dattatreya Keshav Pradhan and Late Smt.Kamalai Dattatreya Pradhan. Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan completed his high school education and served for 28 years in M/s.Hindustan Construction Company at Mumbai. After successful stint with the company and retiring from the organization, he was the President and Trustee of Bhivpuri Saibaba Temple Trust. He owned the ancestral house in Bhivpuri village which he inherited from his grand father. He was married to Smt.Manisha Pradhan and had two sons namely Sri. Yogesh Pradhan and Sri.Dhanesh Pradhan. After leading a happy and peaceful life at Bhivpuri Village for 80 years, he attained the lotus feet of Shri Sai Baba on Sunday, 10th February 2019.
Sai Devotees who wish to know more details about Bhivpuri Temple can contact Shri.Yogesh Gajanan Pradhan at the below mentioned address: