Mary Clubwala Jadhav

Mary Clubwala Jadhav

Mary Clubwala Jadhav

Mary Clubwala Jadhav (1909–1975) was an orphanage, Female Literacy, Care and Rehabilitation of the Disabled etc.[1] She has been honored with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honor of India in 1975.[2]

Early life

Mary was born in 1909 in Ootacamund in the then Madras Presidency to Rustom Patel and Allamai, member of the 300-strong Parsi community of Madras city. She had her schooling in Madras and married Nogi Clubwala at the age of 18.


Mary Clubwala Jadhav was born in 1909.[3] She was appointed Sheriff of Madras in succession to Mr. R. E. Castell for one year in 1956.[4] She also honored the Duke of Edinburgh on his visit to Madras (now Chennai) in 1961.[5] She started Madras School of Social work in 1952, the first school of social work in South India.


  1. ^ "Guild of Service founder’s role hailed". The Hindu. September 30, 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Padma Vibhushan Awardees".  
  3. ^ "Mary Clubwala sculpture unveiled". July 14, 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "dated December 20, 1956: New Sheriff of Madras". The Hindu. December 20, 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "When Queen came calling". The Times of India. June 9, 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

External links

  • Guild of Service