Mangesh Padgaonkar

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Padgaonkar in April 2012

Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar (Devanagari: मंगेश केशव पाडगांवकर; 10 March 1929 – 30 December 2015) was an Indian poet from Maharashtra, India. He was born on 10 March 1929 in Vengurla, Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra.

Padgaonkar has 40 publications to his credit. He began writing at the age of 14. The United States Library of Congress has 31 of his publications in their collection.[1] He has also translated works of Kabir and Surdas in Marathi along with Shakespeare's plays The Tempest, Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet. In 2008, his translation of the Bible was released.

Padgaonkar died in Mumbai from a short illness at the age of 86.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The South Asian Literary Recording Project". Library of Congress, New Delhi. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  2. India, Press Trust of (30 December 2015). "Iconic Marathi poet Mangesh Padgaonkar passes away" – via Business Standard.