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Babasaheb Purandare Historian and Authority on Chhatrapati Shivaji passes away at age of 99

Nov 15, 2021

Noted historian-writer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Babasaheb Purandare on Monday (November 15, 2021) morning died at a private hospital in Pune (Maharashtra).

Balwant Moreshwar Purandare, popularly known as Babasaheb, was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital a couple of days back due to age-related ailments.

According to the Mayor of Pune, Babasaheb Purandare breathed his last at 5:07 AM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death and expressed that he is ‘pained beyond words’. The Prime Minister also said that Babasaheb will live on due to his extensive works. 

“I am pained beyond words. The demise of Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare leaves a major void in the world of history and culture. It is thanks to him that the coming generations will get further connected to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His other works will also be remembered,” PM Modi tweeted

Earlier on Sunday, Dr Dhananjay Kelkar, Medical Director, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, had informed that Babasaheb was on a ventilator support.

Purandare has died aged 99. 

He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2019 and the Maharashtra Bhushan award in 2015. He had also penned various books on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and had dedicated his life to history and research.

Babasaheb had also written and directed the play “Jaanta Raja” which reportedly has been performed by over 200 artists and translated and enacted in as many as five languages.

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