Dnyaneshwar Vishni Karandkar is resident of village Rangeghar in Jaoli taluka of Satara district. He completed his schooling and started doing farming. At age 55 he is an active farmer for last 40 years. He and his wife work together in their 1.5 acre farm growing Menaka variety of rice and Soybean in kharif season (monsoons) and then wheat and jowar in rabbi season (winters). He also has 2 buffalloes, who support their agriculture based family income.
He also was sarpanch (elected head of village) a few years ago.