PM Modi & Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Condoles the Demise of Eminent Litterateur and Historian Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare

GG News Bureau

New Delhi/ Mumbai, 15th Nov. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray condoled the death of eminent litterateur and historian Balwant Moreshwar alias Babasaheb Purandare. Babasaheb Purandare passed away at the age of 100.

PM Narendra Modi has expressed deep sorrow on the demise of writer, historian and theatre personality, Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare. He recalled Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare’s contribution in connecting coming generations to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shri Modi also posted his speech when Shri Modi had addressed his centenary year programme a few months ago.

In a series of tweets, Modi said, “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.

Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare was witty, wise and had rich knowledge of Indian history. I had the honour of interacting with him very closely over the years. A few months back, had addressed his centenary year programme.

Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare will live on due to his extensive works. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with his family and countless admirers. Om Shanti.”

Thackeray said that even if you search, you will not find such a devotee of Shiva immersed in meditation. The Shiva devotee is now at the feet of Shiva. My deepest condolences to the family and fans on the demise of Shivshahr Babasaheb Purandare.

The CM has directed that Babasaheb Purandare’s last rites will be performed with full state honors at a crematorium in Pune.

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