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Namdeo Dhasal Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 15, 2018

Short Biography

Namdeo Dhasal was born on 15-02-1949 in Pune in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Poet, Writer & Activist.

Other Name: Namdeo Laxman Dhasal
Other Professions: Writer Activist

Namdeo Dhasal Complete Bio & Career

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, Sahitya Akademi's Golden Life Time Achievement award and the prestigious Padma Shri for his significant contribution to literature.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1999 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He breathed his last on 15th January 2014. He was suffering from cancer from a long time.
DEATHDAY 15 January,2014 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Namdeo Dhasal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

. He married Malika Amar Sheikh and the couple has a son from their marriage.

Wife Malika Amar Sheikh

Life's Important Dates Of Namdeo Dhasal

Namdeo Dhasal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Namdeo Dhasal was 64 years 11 months & 0 day old age.