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Famous Marathi writer Namdeo Dhasal died

Jan 16, 2014 12:30 IST

Namdeo Dhasal, the famous Marathi poet, writer and social activist died in Mumbai on 15 January 2014. He was born on 15 February 1949 in Pune district.

His selected poems were translated into English under the title Namdeo Dhasal: Poet of the Underworld, Poems 1972-2006. He practiced the ideals of BR Ambedkar throughout his life. He used his works like Golpitha, Khel and Tu Hi Yatta Kunchi to highlight problems of dalit community.

He was one of the founders of the militant Dalit Panther movement after the casteist riots in Worli's BDD chawls.

Awards won by Namdeo Dhasal

  • In 1999, he was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri Award
  • In 2004, he won Sahitya Akadami’s Life time achievement award
  • He received the Soviet Land Nehru award in 1974 for his collection of poems Golpitha


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