Born – November 14, 1794.
Died – February 17, 1881.
Lahuji Vastad was born on November 14, 1794 at Peth at the foot of Purandar fort. In addition to swordsmanship, horsemanship, gunmanship, and the ropes, the revolutionary Lahuji Vastad, who specializes in marksmanship, started the country’s first “Talim Martial Arts Skills Training Center”(तालीम युद्ध कला कौशल्य प्रशिक्षण केंद्र) in Pune.
During the war with the British on 5 November 1817, Lahuji’s father Raghoji and Lahuji, who was 23 years old at the time, they fought British with the help of Peshwa Soldier for twelve days. In this, Raghoji Vastad, who attacked the enemy with the speed of wind, died a heroic death.
His defeat and the grief of his father who was martyred in front of him created a strong desire in his heart for freedom. From that he decided to create an extremist revolutionary. Alternatively, he set up a training center at Rasta Peth in Pune in 1822.
Among them are Jyotiba Phule, Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chafekar Bandhu, Nana Moroji, Umaji Naik, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar.
Veer Lahuji Vastad, who made such a great patriot, passed away on February 17, 1881 in the vicinity of Sangam Pura in Pune. We salute their great work .