Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Bal Gandharva)

Narayan Shripad Rajhans, better known as Bal Gandharva (26 June 1888 – 15 July 1967), was one of the greatest Marathi singers and stage actors. He was famous for his roles in female characters in Marathi plays, since women were not allowed to act on stage during his time. Bal Gandharva got his name after a performance in Pune as an aspiring singer. Lokmanya Tilak, the great freedom fighter and the grand old man of the Indian independence movement was in the audience, and after the performance, reportedly patted Rajhans on the back and said that Narayan was a "Bal Gandharva" which means "Young Gandharva".

Yashwantrao Chavan

Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan (12 March 1913 – 25 November 1984) was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra after the division of Bombay State and the fifth Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was a strong Congress leader, co-operative leader, social activist and writer. He was popularly known as Leader of Common People. He advocated social democracy in his speeches and articles and was instrumental in establishing co-operatives in Maharashtra for the betterment of the farmers.Yashwantrao Chavan was born in a Maratha Hendre Patil family on 12 March 1913 in the village of Devrashtre in Satara District (now in Sangli District) of Maharashtra, India. He lost his father in his early childhood and was brought up by his uncle and mother. His mother taught him about self-dependency and patriotism. From his childhood he was fascinated by the freedom struggle of India. Despite the adverse family situation,Chavan was an active participant in the struggle for independence of India. In 1930, he was fined for his participation in the Non-cooperation Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi. During this period he came in contact with Swami Ramanand Bharti, Dhulappa Bhaurao Navale, Gaurihar (Appasaheb) Sihasane V. S. Page and Govind Kruparam Wani. Their friendship lasted forever. In 1932, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for hoisting the Indian flag in Satara.

Vasantdada Patil

Vasantdada Patil (13 November 1917 – 1 March 1989) was an Indian politician from Sangli, Maharashtra. He was known as the first modern Maratha strongman[citation needed] and first mass leader in Maharashtra's politics. He was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 17 May 1977 to 18 July 1978 and again from 2 February 1983 to 1 June 1985. He also served as Governor of Rajasthan from 1985 to 1987.Born on 13 Nov 1917 at 'Padmale' 3 km (1.9 mi) from Sangli, his native village. He studied up to the vernacular final. Then he took interest in his farm.He was one of the young campaigner of Dhulappa Bhaurao Navale's election of local board in 1937 who was congress candidate. In 1940 Dhulappa Navale suggested Vasantdada's name for Tasgaon Taluka Congress secretory to Adv. Kutte & to R.P.Patil. Vasantdada took part in freedom struggle. In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi started the Satyagraha movement. Vinoba Bhave was the first satyagrahi & from Tasgaon Dhulappa Navale was first then was Vasantdada & V.S.Paage. For this he was jailed by the British government. In jail, he came under the influence of people like Babasaheb Kher, Sardar Patel and others.

Rajarambapu Patil

Rajarambapu was born on 1st August 1920 in a small village of Satara District. At the age of 25 he completed his LAW Graduation from Kolhapur. With the dedication for educational facilities for rural students, he started Kasegaon Education Society in the year 1945 and Azad Vidyalaya along with Sarvodaya Vasatigrah a free hostel for poor and needy students from nearby villages. He was leader of masses, very much interested in social development.

Asha Bhosale(Mangeshkar)

Asha Bhosle (born 8 September 1933), is an Indian singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle's career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. Bhosle is the sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility,Bhosle's work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages. In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure repeated by several other sources. In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008. In 2013, she made her debut as an actress in the film Mai, and received critical acclaim for her performance.

Dr. Patangrao Kadam

Dr. Patangrao Kadam is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra . He previously held the forest ministry in the Maharashtra government. He is also an educationist and is the founder of Bharati Vidyapeeth.Patangrao Kadam born into a middle level farming family in a small village of Sonsal, Sangli District in Maharashtra. Since no educational facilities were available in Sonsal, Kadam had to walk 4–5 km, every day to attend a primary school in a nearby village. He did his secondary education up to S.S.C,at a boarding school in Kundal. Kadam was the first person from his village to have passed the S.S.C, examination. After S.S.C., he joined Shivaji College at Satara, run by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, which was established by a renowned social reformer and educationist, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil. He was enrolled in the College under its "earn and learn scheme". He took lessons of dedicated social service from Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil. Kadam came to Pune in 1961, where he completed one year Diploma Course in teaching and in 1962, started working as a part time teacher in a secondary school in Pune run by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. Kadam obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Law and Master's degree from the University of Pune. Despite his pre-preoccupation with educational, social and political activities, Kadam completed his research on the theme "Administrative Problems of Educational Administration in 80s" for which he was awarded a Ph.D. in Management by the University of Pune.

Bhagyashree Patwardhan

Bhagyashree is Indian actress. She is best known for her debut lead role in the film Maine Pyar Kiya for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She has appeared in Hindi and a few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and some Bhojpuri films.Bhagyashree hails from the Patwardhan royal Marathi family of Sangli in Maharashtra. Her father Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, is the current Raja of Sangli. She is the eldest of three daughters, the other two being Madhuvanti and Purnima. She married with Sindhi Businessman Himalaya Dassani.

Sai Tamhankar

Sai Tamhankar (born 25 June 1986) is an Indian actress who has appeared in many Marathi and Hindi films. she born and raised in Sangli. She Completed Her Schooling From "Savarkar Pratishthan". When she was in Chintaman College of Commerce, Sangli, she started her career doing street plays and inter-college drama competitions. Her first break, came for a Marathi serial, Ya Gojirvanya Gharat. She is work in marathi and also hindi movies. Her personality is very beautiful.