Shirwadkar , was an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, apart from being a humanist, who wrote of freedom, justice and emancipation of the deprived,  In a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays. Upon being adopted, his name was changed to Vishnu Waman Shirwadkar. He later adopted the sobriquet 'Kusumagraj'. He pursued his primary education in Pimpalgaon and high school education in the New English School of Nashik, which is now called J. Rungtha High School of Nashik.
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Weather Pollution News Maharashtra Elections. This story is from March 5, Poetry in different form as a tribute to Kusumagraj Dr. Legendary poet, play writer and Dyanpeeth award winner litterateur Late V. Shirwadkar aka Kusumagraj's birth centenary is being celebrated this year. Pawar hosted the show.
Kusumagraj has contributed to poetry, plays, short stories and articles and many of his works are known as milestones in Marathi literature. Pawar performed a soliloquy from Shirvadkar's play Kaunteya that showcased the power of his language.
Tanvi charmed the audience with her graceful dance expressing shades of jubilant mood through a beautiful song Hasra Nachara Jarasa Lajra'. Palav's paint brush was moving according to the rhythm of Tanvi's dance steps that produced amazing calligraphic designs. Palav was overwhelmed with feelings when he shared his treasured memories about Kusumagraj with the audience. He said, "I have tried to give calligraphic touch to the works of great saint Tukaram Ramdas in my book Amrutanubhav.
When Kususmagraj saw this book, though we didn't know each other he wrote me a letter in which he had appreciated the effort heartily. For me it was more valuable than a Padmashree.
Tanvi shoed lucid mood in her dance He Surano Chandra Vha. Kusumagrai had mastery over Marathi language and his aesthetic sense, sensitivity, humanity and compassion for the weaker section of the society reflected in his works. Renowned Marathi writer VS Khandekar has said, "Kusumagraj's worships beauty and strength in his writing which gives saintly and revolutionary experience to the reader.
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