About Our Mentors
Mr.Yashwant V. Athavale was originally from Bhandara, Maharashtra. His father was a Doctor earlier in Indian Army then with Bhandara Jail. Mr. Y.V. Athavale came to Pune for education. Become Graduate G.D.(Arts) in 1963 from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, affiliated J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai.
Started working in printing industry first in " Asha Tin Printers" then in " Khadilkar Block Maker " then " Chitrashala Press " (Lithography) learning various processes required for Metal Labels Manufacturing.
In 1964 Started ''M/S. Sadhana Arts'' along with 8 friends, himself being the brain behind this business, others being financial partners.
In 1972 took over as proprietor and since then its growth is on the run.
Since 1972 his wife Mrs. Vrunda Athavale, Graduate of Pune University, joined business and started Engraving section of Sadhana Arts leaving her job in Pune Telephones.
In 1978 this engraving section was separated from Sadhana Arts & started as different entity as M/s. Yashawant Engravers.
Since 1987 their daughter Ms. Madhavi ( Now Mrs. Rama Bharadwaj) Joined after giving 10th std. examination and learned Photo Typesetting while doing Graduation. After graduation started another sister concern, M/s. Sharp Typesetters in 1989 which later was merged with Sadhana Arts in 1995.
In 1993 she was married to Mr. Rahul Bharadwaj, a Commerce Graduate with Management, Software & Hardware Engineering & Management diploma holder, who also joined business. Now looking after Marketing, production & overall Administration.
on 1st April 2014 Due to age and ill health of both the proprietors of Sadhana Arts & Yashawant Engravers, the said proprietor concerns were made as Partnership by taking Mrs.Rama R. Bharadwaj ( Daughter) and Mr. Rahul J. Bharadwaj (Son-in-law) as Partners.
On 24.02.2015 Mr. Y.V. Athavale expired at the age of 79 Years. Now the said businesses are looked after by remaining of the above mentioned 3 persons.