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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