Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil
Karmaveer founded Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara. He opened a boarding house at Kale in Karad tehsil of Satara district in 1919. It was an informal beginning of the Sanstha. He was a great social reformer. He was a pragmatic philosopher, humanitarian and above all a champion of the masses. He started his mass education movement in 1920. He breathed his last on 9th May 1959 at Sasoon Hospital, Pune.