The life story of the founder Mrs ‘Limaye Tai’ is nothing but a story of brave , intelligent and courageous woman who fought against all odds to achieve her dream to facilitate “special children”.
After learning about her son’s mental disability, she took a challenging step of turning this obstacle into opportunity not only for her son, “Gautam” but also for all the other children suffering from this disability.
Rajani Tai was for fronting this campaign to help mentally challenged children along with people to put together their time, money and skills for this cause for educating them and make society awareness to make them independent.
She was an ideal mother, administrator, head-mistress, teacher and as well as originator behind this institution. She has published various books for gifted children. She received a number of awards in honors of her impeccable deed.
Her husband Mr. Nagesh Limaye has been her strongest support in this entire journey. Her cousin Mrs. Sulbha Sarvate, has made a large Contribution in all her work. Few important names without them this journey seemed incomplete as below: Ms. Kamalabai Sarada (The first donor), Dr. Shirishsule, Ms. Mangala Kelkar, MrsSulabhaSarvate (who helped in spreading awareness), Ms.Kumudtai Oak (helped in finding and acquiring land for the cause), Ms. Sudhatai Datey (teaching yoga and exercises), Mr. Balasaheb Sahastrabuddhe (Rajani tai’s guide) and educationalist Mr. G.V. Akolkar and many more..
In 2014 her son Gautam received the state level award for “Ideal disabled worker” then her life mission seemed to be fulfilled.
She always felt that there were so many things still to be done. Having these thoughts in her mind, the great soul passed away on 16 January 2018 due to common sickness.
Even after her death, she continued with her mission by donating her body.