Rungtha High School of Nashik. Retrieved July 21, While Shirwadkar was at the H. Shirwadkar was also an active participant in the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
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He was the recipient of several State awards, and National awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award in Marathi for Natsamrat, and the Jnanpith Award in ; he also remained chairperson of the World Marathi Conference in Though later he adopted, the name Vishnu Waman Shirwadkar.
His primary education was in Pimpalgaon and high school education was in New English School, Nashik, which is now called as J. Rungtha High School of Nashik. He passed matriculation from Mumbai University. In the past, the priests had not allowed free temple access to that community under the Hindu caste system, which used to be observed much more vigorously then in India. Throughout his life, he either participated in or led many movements in Nasik to counter social or political injustice of some or other kind.
In his twenties, he published His first collection of poems, Jeevanlahari was published while he in his twenties. Soon he also got involved with Marathi cinema in Nashik, as he wrote a script for a mythological film, Sati Sulochana, in which he also acted. He also worked in journalism for while, before coming back to poetry as a mainstay. This continued into the s when his masterpiece Natasamrat was first staged in , with Sriram Lagoo as the lead.
While temperamentally he ranged from reclusive to exclusive, he had a keen social sense and championed the cause of the downtrodden without jumping himself into ground level activities. But his main claim to fame was his genius as a poet and writer. Pune University conferred on him the honorary degree of D. In , he received Sangeet Ntya Lekhan Award. Kusumgraj birthday is celebrated as World Marathi Day.
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