Datto Vaman Potdar
HistorianDied when: 89 years 62 days (1070 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Dattatray Vaman Potdar (5 August 1890 – 6 October 1979), better known as Datto Vaman Potdar, was an Indian historian, writer, and orator.He was the Vice-Chancellor of University of Pune during 1961 - 1964.
The British colonial Government of India had honored Potdar with the title Mahamahopadhyaya in 1946.He was honored by government of india with Padmabhushan in 1967.
Because of his vast knowledge, he was sometimes called as Dr.Johnson of Maharashtra or a living encyclopedia.Potdar was a disciple of the historian Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade, and served as a trustee of Pune based Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal (इतिहास संशोधक मंडळ) founded by Rajwade.
His disciples included Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, Swami Swaroopanand, Vasudeo Sitaram Bendrey, Sethu Madhav Rao Pagadi, and Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere.