It was a Wednesday in 1920 when the first branded iron plough came out from the Factory of Kirloskar’s at Kirloskarwadi (Maharashtra) will turn 90.
The township of the Kirloskars — as the word literally means — was set up near Kolhapur in 1910 March 10 as Maharashtra’s second and the country’s third such project. Its a 100 hundred year legacy of the Kirloskar’s and the company has not deferred paying dividend even for a single year from 1937.
The Kirloskar Saga began from Belgaum and if in 1910 and if Laxmanrao had not been ousted from Belgaum may be Belgaum would have been a different place. T he civic authorities then annexed their land and The Raja of Aundh, near Kolhapur, Pant Pratinidhi, offered land in his fiefdom: 32 barren acres, inhabited by snakes, where the only vegetation left was cactii.
Read the complete story on Kirloskar posted earlier- Kirloskar success story roots from Belgaum
If the then civic authorities had not ousted the Kirloskar’s from Belgaum, the 100 year legacy would have been created in Belgaum and today Belgaum would have been a different place. May what you want to say but it is our sheer bad luck. Till today now is interested in coming and setting up shop here.