29th JULY 1922 BALWANT MORESHWAR PURANDARE ( BABASAHEB PURANDARE )

Babasaheb Purandare

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Babasaheb Purandare
Born Balwant Moreshwar Purandare
July 29, 1922 (age 93)
Pune, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Writer
Religion Hindu
Children Madhuri, Prasad, Amrut
Parent(s) Moreshwar Purandare

Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (बळवंत मोरेश्वर पुरंदरे)(born July 29, 1922, Pune[1]) (नाग पंचमी), is a writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra, India. His works are mostly based on the events related to the life ofShivaji, the 16th-century founder of the Maratha Empire; as a result he is sometimes termed as Shiv-Shahir (शिव-शाहीर)[2] (“Shivaji’s bard”). He is mostly known for his popular play on Shivaji, Jaanta Raja (जाणता राजा) which was popular not only in Maharashtra but also in Andhra Pradesh and Goa. Purandare has also studied the history of the Peshwas of Pune. He is also known for his significant contribution along with Madhav Deshpande & Madhav Mehere as senior party leaders in the early 70’s of Shiv Sena along with Bal Thackeray. But in spite of that Bal Thackeray opposed his name for the Maharashtra Bhushan awards during Shivsena Govt. due to the controversial writings. In 2015, he was awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra‘s highest civilian award. But controversies are in the air that he should not be awarded due to his obligatory remarks in his novels.[3]

Works[edit]

Babasaheb Purandare Wax Statue

Babasaheb Purandare Wax Statue at Wax Museum, Lonavala.

Purandare had started writing stories related to the period of Shivaji’s reign at a very young age, which were later compiled and published in a book titled “Thingya” (“Sparks”). His other works include books titled Raja Shiva-Chatrapati (राजा शिवछत्रपती) and Kesari, and a book on life of Narayanrao Peshwa. But the most well-known of his works is the drama, Jaanata Raja, a widely popular play on Shivaji Maharaj published and first staged in 1985. Since then the drama has been staged over 864 times in 16 districts of Maharashtra, Agra, Delhi, Bhopal, and the United States. Originally written in Marathi, this work was later translated into Hindi.[1][4] This drama is performed by over 200 artists, as well as elephants, camels and horses. Generally the performance of this drama begins around Diwali each year.

For his works, in the field of drama, he was awarded the Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh government for the year 2007-08.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His wife, Nirmala Purandare, is a veteran social activist. She runs Vanasthali organisation in Pune. Her work for rural women,child development is renowned. Madhuri Purandare, his daughter, is a writer, painter and singer; she has written a book on Pablo Picasso. He has two sons: Amrut Purandare and Prasad Purandare. Prasad Purandare is a Marathi theater and film personality, with several Hindi films to his credit. Maharashtra Government Awarded with “MAHARASHTRA BHUSHAN 2015”.

Criticism[edit]

Babasaheb Purandare – A Inspirational Personality – (The Great Bhet Interview)

Babaseheb Purandare a Historian with doing actively Inspirational Speeches for whole of his life…
Here is small introduction (As it is documented on WiKi):

Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (born July 29, 1922, Pune), popularly known as Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare is a historian, writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra, India. His works are mostly based on the events related to the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He is mostly known for his popular play on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Jaanta Raja which was a hit not only in Maharashtra but also in Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
Babasaheb Purandare has also very closely studied history of Peshwa’s of Pune.
Shahir Babasaheb Purandare started writing stories related to the period of Shivaji’s reign at a very young age, which were later compiled and published in a book titled “Thingya” (Meaning: Sparks). His other works include books titled “Raja Chatrapati”, “Kesari” and one book on life of Narayanrao Peshwa. But the most well-known of his works is the drama, Jaanata Raja. This drama of tremendous mass appeal, on the life and character of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was published in 1985 and was also first staged in the same year. Since then the drama has been staged over 864 times in 16 districts of Maharashtra, Agra, Delhi, Bhopal, and the United States. Originally written in Marathi, this work was later translated into Hindi also. This drama is performed by over 200 artists. The elephants, camels and horses are also used in the play. Generally the performance of this drama begins around Diwali each year.

Here is his Interview on IBN Lokamt’s Great Bhet:

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