In 1906, Vishwanath Madhuskar of Indian Bahadur Circus and Sitaram Gangaram Walawalkar of Parashuram Circus entered into a partnership and launched Madhuskar’s Royal Circus. In the year 1920, Sitaram Walavalkar changed the name of the Circus to The Great Royal Circus. Narayan Rao Walawalkar, joined the circus as an artiste when he was a twelve year old boy. After the demise of Vishwanath Madhuskar in 1946, Narayan Rao Walavalkar became a partner of The Great Royal Circus.Narayan Rao Walavalkar was a multi-faceted artiste with amazing skills as a wild animal trainer. He played an important role in making the Circus well known the world over. Under his dynamic leadership, The Great Royal Circus went on a world tour in October 1962. Their first stop-over was Eden in South Africa. It is the only Indian Circus which toured the globe extensively for around 21 years and presented shows in 24 countries. He also has the unique distinction of being the only Indian circus owner to have hosted Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens of the countries that they had toured like France, Somalia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Iraq, Tanzania, Singapore, Malaysia, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Kenya, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Sudan and Indonesia.