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Eminent historian Babasaheb Purandare dies at 99

Scroll | 15/11/2021 11:02 AM | Click to read full article

Eminent historian and theatre personality Balwant Moreshwar Purandare, popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare, died at a hospital in Pune on Monday morning. He was 99. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago, PTI reported.

Purandare wrote several books on Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji. In the 1980s, he directed a play on the 17th-century king’s life, titled Jaanta Raja, which became hugely popular.