Writer Bharat Sasane chosen President

Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan
Writer Bharat Sasane chosen President

NASHIK/LATUR: Following Nashik, where the 94th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan was held between December 3 and 5, 2021, and had received an overwhelming response, dates for the 95th meet have been announced yesterday.

Interestingly, astrophysicist Jayant Naralikar was chosen as the President for the 94th literary meet in Nashik. However, he could not attend it physically, citing health reasons. On this backdrop, Sahitya Mahamandal president Kautikrao Thale-Patil had expressed his disappointment and demanded that the next President should be a young and energetic fellow who could be a part of the meet with his/her physical presence.

As a result, renowned writer and retired IAS official Bharat Sasane were elected as president of the 95th All India Marathi Literary Meet (Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan), which will be held between April 22 and 24 in Udgir of Latur district.

The announcement was made by Sahitya Mahamandal president Kautikrao Thale-Patil and AIMLM organizer Baswaraj Patil Nagaralkar in a joint press conference held on Sunday.

The meet will be held in Maharashtra Udayagiri College, which will be celebrating its diamond jubilee at the time, they said. Sasane, a native of Jalna who retired from government service as collector of Beed, has written eight short stories, nine collections of short stories, five novels, six books of children’s literature, four plays, and several articles.

He has also translated eight books in other languages, while 23 of his works have been translated as well. Sasane is a recipient of the Best Literary Award by the government of Maharashtra seven times, and he has also been bestowed with the Natya Lekhana Award, Late Narhar Kurundkar Award, Late Keshavrao Kothale Award, etc. He is a member of the Maharashtra State Board of Literature and Culture.

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