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Our journey


Starting as an informal group of friends we revived the hibernating Marathi group activities and started with small family get-togethers since 2008. After debating the pros and cons of forming a formal group and agreeing that the pros outweigh the cons, Prasad and Ravi registered the group in May 2014 as per German law in the name of  Marathi Mitra Mandal Deutschland e. V. 

Marathi Mitra Mandal Deutschland e. V. is the first Germany wide officially registered platform for the Marathi speaking community to build up social and business contacts for those living in Germany or in India.

 Our Facebook group Marathi Mitra Mandal, GERMANY is a growing family of thousands of subscribers.

Join us in our exciting journey !

Our Committee





Ravi Jathar


After studies(M.S. M.B.A.) and working in the USA, Ravi was transferred from Atlanta , USA to Krefeld,  Germany by his employer in 1990. Ravi is one of the pioneers of MMM Germany and voice of experience in the team.
Ravi  lives in Krefeld with wife Nita. His daughters Priti and Priya have already finished their studies and moved out of Krefeld to pursue their careers.
Ravis‘s hometown is Hubli.

Pratiksha Manjrekar

Public Relation

Pratiksha is Engineer and has been in the IT profession since 2000.  She moved to Germany in 2008 with her husband Vinay and son Tanmay and is settled in Meerbusch.  Pratiksha‘s hometown is Pune.

Prasad Bhalerao

Vice President

Prasad has lived in Germany since 1999, when he first came to pursue his Master‘s followed by PhD in Electrical Engineering. He has lived and worked in various cities in Germany, and is one of the pioneers of MMM Germany. He lives with his wife Sharvari and twin sons Riaan and Aarin in Willich.
Prasad‘s hometown is Kalyan, Mumbai

Rushikesh Apte

Blog creation 

Rushikesh is a post graduate in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration. He moved to Germany in 2006 to pursue his Master’s. Rushikesh lives with his wife Shraddha and daughter Riddhi in Meerbusch.
Rushikesh ‘s hometown is Mumbai.

Bharati Channawar 


Bharati did her post graduation in Finance in Germany, and works in this field in Düsseldorf. She has been in Germany since 2000, and lives with her husband Satish and son Param in Langenfeld. Bharati's hometown is Nagpur.

Our Volunteers



  • Nita Jathar , Krefel
  • Sharvari Bhalerao, Willich
  • Sonal Wagh, Darmstadt
  • Sachin Wagh, Darmstadt
  • Shraddha Apte , Meerbusch
  • Vishwajeet Badri, Düsseldorf