well known for many things. Once upon a time, people like Haridas
Biharidas of Nadiad were the flames of public service. The seat of
Santaram Maharaj and the Santaram Temple earned fame not only for its
religious importance, but for the public service activities also. Nadiad
was also the land of laureates and literatures during the later years of
l9th century and beginning of the instant. The author of the epic like
Gujarati novel 'Saraswatichandra' Govardhanram Tripathi, Mansukhram
Yagnik, Ranchhodbhai Udayram, Manilal Nabhubhai, Balashanker, the
poet-painter Phoolchand Master, Rasakavi Raghunath Brahmbhatt were a few
of the many literary personalities. The residence of Govardhanram has
been preserved like a monument and his statue has been placed in the
heart of the town.
has developed into a trade centre. There are many hospitals and
educational institutions. The Kidney Hospital, Dharmasingh Desai
Institute of Technology and the Ayurvedic College are well known
reminds us of a great personality. He was known as pujya Mota. His
original name was Chunilal Asharam Bhavsar. Surajba was his mother. For
want of economic resources, he could not obtain his higher education
after matriculation. Those were the days of Gandhiji. Under the
influence and instructions of Gandhiji, he dedicated himself to the
service of the nation and to activities for the upliftment of Harijans.
He devoted himself to all these activities to such an extent, that he
fell seriously ill. The physical misery led him to the notion of
committing suicide. But he was saved in one such attempt.