Jahagirdar, Keshav Tatacharya (1914– )
Indian professor of philosophy and psychology who studied
parapsychological phenomena. He was born on April 16, 1914,
at Agarkhed, Mysore, India. He studied at Allahabad University,
Uttar Pradesh (M.A., 1941) and then was awarded a research
scholarship in the philosophy department at Allahabad University
(1941–44). He became a professor of philosophy at Nagpur
University (1944–46) and a professor and head of the Departments
of Psychology and Philosophy at M.T.B. College,
Surat, Bombay (1946–54). In 1954 he began a long tenure as
professor and head of the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy
at D. & H. National College, Bombay.
Jahagirdar studied mediumship, psychokinesis, and clairvoyance,
and from his studies he wrote many papers. He became
a charter member and general secretary of the Society for
Psychical Research, Bombay, in 1956.
Sources
Jahagirdar, Keshav Tatacharya, and Edwin C. May. ‘‘From
Where Does the Kum-Kum Come A Materialization Attempt.’’
In Research in Parapsychology 1975, edited by J. D. Morris, W. G.
Roll, and R. L. Morris. New York Parapsychological Association,
1976.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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