He was neither born great nor greatness was thrust upon him. He achieved heights of greatness by his hard work, far reaching foresight, innate qualities of leadership and uncanny knack of getting work done, and his clear and concise decisions.
He joined the RSS way back in 1939 in Karachi, when the great scholar Shri Chandrashekhar Bhishikar was in charge of Karachi RSS. Shri Bhishikar was personally deputed by Dr. Hedgewarji, the founder and first Sarsanghachalak of RSS.
After doing Matriculation and 2 years of course of Intermediate, Shri Jhamatmalji got Law Degree. Shri Jhamatmalji soon got the post of Income Tax Officer. In those days Income Tax Officers were very few and could be counted on finger tips. Finding himself strangled by Central Government Conduct Rules, due to which he could not take very active part in RSS, he threw away his influential and cushy job and returned to Hyderabad Sindh with a view to devote his energy to the RSS.
For about forty five years, he was President of Vivekanand Education Society, which was started with 256 students in 1962 in a dilapidated building, which now has more than 16000 students, many colleges, schools and technical institutes. He also revived the defunct Sindh Yuvak Sabha and Vishwa Sindhu Sabha and named it as Bharatiya Sindhu Sabha, which has been rendering yeoman service all over the country since 1979.
Shri Jhamatmalji took part in almost all the Satyagrahas launched by the RSS and its allied organisations. He was put behind bars many a time for the same.
He remained practically active till his demise on April 17, 2007, at the age of 86 years. He remained active during his ripe advanced age mainly on account of quickest and best treatment provide/arranged by the brother of his wife, an eminent medical practitioner Dr Ram Hingorani.
May his near and dear ones and well wishers get sufficient solace to bear such a great loss.
May his soul remain in eternal peace. OM Shanti.
A condolence meeting was organised by Bharatiya Sindhu Sabha at Ram Watumal Auditorium, K.C. College, Churchgate, Mumbai on April 23, 2007 which was attended by a large number of people from all walks of life and eminent dignitaries.
The Mumbai President of Bharatiya Sindhu Sabha, Shri Lakshman Chandiramani paying tributes to Shri Jhamatmalji said that on account of tremendous hard work by Shri Wadhwani, the Vivekanand Education Society institutions have achieved the highest position in our country.
Shri Prakash Mehta, president, BJP Mumbai remembered Dadaji for his love and affection shown towards the party workers.
Shri Niranjan Hiranandani, Chairman of Hyderabad (Sindh) National Collegiate Board, Which runs 17 educational institutions, said that Dadaji had not only developed and nurtured his 25 institutions under VES, but also had extended his co-operation and blessings to other 17 institutions,
Shri Ishwardas Rohani, speaker, MP Legislative Assembly, paying his respects to Shri Jhamatmalji said that I have lost my guardian, who had dedicated his entire life to Bharat Mata.
Shri Vasudev Devnani, Education Minister, Rajasthan remember his association with.
Shri Bapu Saheb Mokashe, Konkar Prant Sanghchalak said that Shri Jhamatmalji was a true Swayamsevak, who never compromised with the ideals of the RSS.
Shri Ram Naik, BJP leader, narrating his close association with Shri Jhamatmalji disclosed that he worked as a Manager in his firm and also a party worker of Jansangh when Dadaji was President Mumbai Jansangh.
Smt. Jaywantiben Mehta, BJP leader in her speech remembered Dadaji, when Dadaji and Jayawanti-ben, both were arrested under Misa and were put in Central Jail.
Mrs. Mayaben Kodnani, MLA Gujarat, in her speech narrated how Dadaji was instrumental in bringing unity among all the Sindhi Panchayats in Gujarat and formation of Gujarat Sindhi Mahasangh.
Shri Murlidhar Makhija, president Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti paying his tributes remembered Dadaji and said that Dadaji had taken all the people together, together but now he left us and went alone.
Shri Uttamchand Israni, vice- president BSS said that Jhamatmalji was Swayamsevak at par excellence and dedicated his entire life for the betterment of nation and Sindhi community.
Shri Gopinath Munde, the BJP general secretary and former deputy CM Maharashtra said that his thoughts were always inspiring for the nation.
Shri Bal Apte, vice president BJP and Member of Rajya Sabha said that Dadaji was not only a party worker but also and equally dedicated social worker. As a swayamsevak of RSS, whatever responsibilities were given to him, he fulfilled all with full confidence and dedication.