Prafull Kadam was born at Jawla, Taluka Sangola, District Solapur in
1977. Prafull has a great lineage from his parents. His grandfather
Prabhu Kadam was an eminent personality of his times. He resigned from armed forces
as he did not want to serve the foreigners and he dedicated himself to the
national mission of education. His books were included in the curriculum of schools in
the Mumbai region (that time Mumbai ilakha). He was an expert at Wrestling, Mallakhamb and Hunting. His ĎKadam disciplineí and 'Kadam School' pattern was well acclaimed at
that time. Not only in the Indian community but he was respected and feared in British
circle too. Prafull Kadamís father, Shivrao Kadam too took the torch of his
fatherís work ahead and significantly contributed in the sector of education as
teacher and education officer.
His schools won national acclaim. Many of his students hold high posts in
various fields today. He was a respected leader of the Teachersí Union. However
he stayed away from politics and gave importance to education. He is remembered
even posthumously with respect and pride due to his great contribution.
Prafull who inherited a respectable educational heritage from his father, also
got a wonderful political lineage from his mother. His mother Padmavatiís
father, Late Babasaheb Patil was the Patil of the surrounding area. He was
respected for his decent and judicious behaviour. Prafullís maternal uncle Mr.
Sahebrao Patil benefited from this background and was selected for fifteen years unanimously as
the Sarpanch and ZP member and later as Chairman of Solapur ZP till date.
Though Prafull had an ideal family backing, his fatherís sudden demise created
great adversities for him. He experienced several other problems along with an
economic crisis. However he overcame all the hurdles in the way of his idealism
by great courage, responsibility and restraint. These adversities guided his
understanding of reality and gave him a new consciousness and direction. Prafull
has done significant work in different areas in spite of economic crunch and has
successfully made his mark on the scene of development. He has concentrated on
action rather than publicity. He has refused the major awards for which he was
supposed to apply for. He has achieved so many things without anyoneís support
and those things that cannot be bought by money.
Prafull's batch was known as a merit-holder batch. All of them excelled in their
lives but Prafull was the only one who chose a political career. Prafull who was
always a meritorious student was a national level player too. Had he pursued
sports, he would have surely won international laurels. Had he planned to earn
money, he would have surely been a millionaire by now. He could have easily become an engineer, doctor, advocate or a senior bureaucrat. However he turned back on
all golden offers of career right from college days to pursue his nationalist
political idealism. An ardent fighter right from his childhood, Prafull could have chosen a fast-paced life but Gandhiji's thoughts created a deep impact on him and changed the course of his life. There are many who have witnessed this sacrifice and
idealism. Therefore all of his friends take pride over their idealist friend
Prafull keeps away from any type of addiction; not even tea and coffee. It is a
rare scene these days to see such clean, moral personalities with an excellent
character. In his busy schedule it is very suprising to see that he has maintained very good health with a Hb count of 15.8 and
balanced level of sugar. All these assets of Prafull are seminal for todayís
times. It would be worthwhile to mention that despite being busy in several
activities he never ignores his study and contemplation and he always lives like
a connoisseur. His study is without any limitations. He transgresses in the
fields of history, science, economics, philosophy, law, agriculture,
environment, energy and so on. All his study is directed towards his national
work. He is an ardent fan of Shivaji Maharaj and also gives high reverence to Mahatma Gandhi,
Karl Marks, Saint Tukaram, Saint Chokhamela, Mahatma Phule, Dr.
Babasaheb Ambedkar, Bhagatsingh, Khan Abdulgafarkhan, Pandit Nehru, Rana Pratap, King Akbar, Stephen Hawkins,
Albert Einstein, Madame Curie, Mary
Curie, JRD Tata, Verghese Kurien and the likes. He has also nurtured his hobbies of music, games,
touring. He is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. All of his hobbies reflect his honesty
and enthusiasm. His friend-circle is huge and encompasses people from all fields
and strata. This helps him to sustain even in bad times. His world of experience
grew manifold. He never did anything for a publicity stunt. But we friends felt
that he should have at least a political website that could speak about his work.
His work being immense, it was not possible for us to touch all of it in a small
period of time but we have tried to atleast give an overview of his activities.
With best wishes for great
national leadership from Atul, Appa, Rajesh and friend circle.