Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare died at 5 am on Monday morning at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune. He was 99 years old and on life support.
The last rites will be performed at 10.30 am at Vaikunth crematorium in Pune.
Babasaheb Purandare, a historian and author, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on Saturday after he fell in the bathroom.
WHO WAS BABASAHEB PURANDARE?
Babasaheb Purandare was a celebrated author, historian and theatre personality. He was known for his work on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He wrote several books on the king, his administration and the forts from Shivaji’s era. Babasaheb Purandare also directed ‘Jaanta Raja’, a popular play on Chhatrapati’s life.
In 2015, he received the state government’s Maharashtra Bhushan award. In 2019, he received the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award.