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Historian BabasahebPurandare passes away

Date: 16 November 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Eminent historian and Padma Vibhushan awardee BalwantMoreshwarPurandare, popularly known as BabasahebPurandare, passed away aged 99.
  • Known by his moniker ‘Shivsahir’, Mr. Purandare is considered one of the pre-eminent authorities on Chhatrapati Shivaji.
  • Raja Shivchhatrapati, Mr. Purandare’s widely popular two-part, 900-page magnum opus on Shivaji in Marathi, was first published in the late 1950s and has since been a staple in Marathi households, going through numerous reprints over decades.