Sachin Tendulkar felicitates historian Babasaheb Purandare on his 95th birthday

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Released:August 1, 2017 1:41 am


Sachin Tendulkar felicitated Purandare, who is a receiver of the prestigious ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’ award. (Source: PTI)

Former Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar felicitated eminent historian Balwant Moreshwar, who is fondly known as Babasaheb Purandare, for his intensive perform on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Talking about Purandare’s contribution on his 95th birthday, the previous Indian cricketer reported it was due to Babasaheb’s contribution that he was capable to get to know so much about Maharaj during his childhood.

Tendulkar felicitated Purandare, who is a receiver of the prestigious ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’ award, at a programme organised by Swargandhar and Jeevan Gani in suburban Vile Parle.

“During childhood, when I was (remaining) in Sahitya Sahawas, (my) father made use of to sit in the corridor with his friends…while chatting and having tea, many names came on my ears. Considering that I was young, I did not consider fascination and was not a component of individuals conversations,” reported Tendulkar.

“At that time, in many names and discussions, I to start with heard the identify of Babasaheb, but I did not exactly know what Babasaheb did and why my father made use of to talk about him, why he spoke extremely of him,” he extra.

The 95-12 months outdated is known for his a variety of performs which include publications and theatre drama ‘Janata Raja’.

Sharing his experience from his schooling times, Tendulkar reported that it was not straightforward to bring this kind of consciousness about the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji and it does not take place so very easily. “But when I grew up, I realised that to bring such awareness about the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji, of program, we find out in school, some items we know, some we really don’t. The items which we really don’t (know), to bring them to the forefront, it does not take place so very easily,” he reported.

“It has appear to my understanding that Babasaheb visited 300 forts, and spent time with individuals who guarded the forts. To bring the info (to the people today) about what their ancestors did following remaining with Maharaj (Shivaji), this demands dedication and motivation,” he reported.

MNS main Raj Thackeray, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar ended up, among the the many others, also present on the situation.

The 44-12 months outdated right-handed batsman heaped praises for the historian and reported, “What can I say about Babasaheb, I am young. But even though accomplishing this, he (Purandare) never ever believed he could expend his time somewhere else. He brought the thoughts of Maharaj (Shivaji) to us and he is even now trying to do that,” Tendulkar concluded.

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