|BIRTHDAY||15 February, 1949|
|BIRTH PLACE||Pune , Maharashtra|
|AGE (in 2014)||64 Years Old|
Namdeo Dhasal was born on 15-02-1949 in Pune in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Poet, Writer & Activist.
Namdeo was very poor during his childhood. He was a Dalit and his family lived in poverty. In the year 1972, he launched the Dalit Panther Movement against the political system prevailing in India. This movement inspired him to write poetries. In the same year, his first collection of poetry was published known as ‘Golpitha’. Soon his hidden talent came into limelight and he wrote several poems such as ‘MoorkhMhataryane’, ‘TujhiLyattaKanchi’, Priyadarshini’ and ‘Erotic Khel’ etc. to name a few.
Namdeo has also published 2 novels and written several proses which include ‘AmbedkariChalwal’, ‘HadkiHadvala’, ‘Buddha Dharma: KahiSheshPrashna’ etc. He is a notable Marathi writer and all his works are written in Marathi. His style of writing is mostly in the form of Dalit literature and there are certain words used in his writings which are spoken and understood by Dalits Most of his writings depict the misery of Dalits and how they are separated from the society.
Namdeo won several awards for his writings and poems such as Maharashtra State Award for Literature, SahityaAkademi’s Golden Life Time Achievement award and the prestigious Padma Shri for his significant contribution to literature.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|15 January, 2014||Mumbai, Maharashtra||India|
. He married Malika Amar Sheikh and the couple has a son from their marriage.