Balwant Moreshwar Purandare

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Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (29 July 1922 – 15 November 2021), popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare, was an Indian writer, historian and theatre personality. He was awarded with Padma Vibhushan in 2019. He wrote about Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the 17th-century founder of the Maratha Empire.[1] He also wrote about Shiv Sena along with Balasaheb Thackeray.[2] Purandare was born in Saswad, Poona, British India.

Purandare died on 15 November 2021 at a hospital in Pune, Maharashtra from pneumonia-related problems. He was 99 years old.[3][4]

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  1. Śālinī Pāṭīla (1987). Maharani Tarabai of Kolhapur, c. 1675-1761 A.D. S. Chand & Co. ISBN 978-81-219-0269-4. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. Banerjee, Shoumojit (2021-11-15). "Babasaheb Purandare, historian and authority on Chhatrapati Shivaji, passes away at 99". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  3. "मोठी बातमी | शिवशाहीर बाबासाहेब पुरंदरे यांचे निधन". 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  4. Historian, Padma Vibhushan Awardee Babasaheb Purandare Dead; 'Pained Beyond Words,' PM Modi Says