14 Facts About Babasaheb Purandare


Balwant Moreshwar Purandare, popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare, was an Indian storyteller and theatre personality from Maharashtra, India.


Babasaheb Purandare was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's highest second-civilian award on 25 January 2019.


Babasaheb Purandare's works are mostly based on the events related to the life of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the 17th-century founder of the Maratha Empire; as a result he is termed as Shiv-Shahir.


Babasaheb Purandare is mostly known for his popular play on Shivaji, Jaanta Raja which was popular not only in Maharashtra but in Andhra Pradesh and Goa.


Babashaeb Purandare has studied the history of the Peshwas of Pune.


Babasaheb Purandare is known for his significant contribution along with Madhav Deshpande and Madhav Mehere as senior party leaders in the early-1970s of Shiv Sena along with Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray.


Babasaheb 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 "Thinagya".


Babasaheb Purandare belonged to the Noted Deshastha Rigvedi Purandare Family.


Babasaheb Purandare's wife Nirmala Purandare was a veteran social activist.


Babasaheb Purandare was known for working amongst rural women, and in the area of child development.


Babasaheb Purandare has a daughter and two sons, Amrut and Prasad.


Madhuri Babasaheb Purandare, his daughter, is a renowned writer, painter, and singer.


Babasaheb Purandare died from pneumonia on 15 November 2021, at the age of 99 in a hospital in Pune.


Political workers that had been protesting against Babasaheb Purandare alleged that he has sullied the reputation of Maratha warrior-king Shivaji through his writings.