Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
Born Died Occupation Education Spouse(s) 8 November 1919 Mumbai 12 June 2000 (aged 80) Pune Writer, Actor, Music Composer, Film and TV Producer and Director M.A., LL.B. Sunita Deshpande

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (Marathi: पुरषोतम लकमण देशपाडे) (8 November 1919 - 12 June 2000) was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. He was popularly known by his initials पप. प. ("Pu. La."). Deshpande was also an accomplished film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator.[1]

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1 Biography 2 Literary accomplishments o 2.1 One-act plays o 2.2 Plays o 2.3 Children's plays o 2.4 Light Hearted Books o 2.5 Novels o 2.6 Biography o 2.7 Collections of life sketches o 2.8 Travelogues o 2.9 Other works  2.9.1 A list of some of the humorous essays 3 One-Man Stage Shows 4 Movies 5 Awards and recognitions

and composing music in the world of movies. Deshpande took lessons in playing harmonium from Dattopant Rajopadhye of Bhaskar Sangitalaya.based on Nikolai Gogol's Inspector General .. Deshpande worked as a college professor and a school teacher before embarking on his career in writing and in the multiple fields of acting.• • 6 References 7 External links Biography Pu La Deshpande was born on 8 November 1919 in Girgaon in Mumbai to Laxman and Lakshmibai Deshpande. He preferred to identify his Marathi adaptations of plays and novels in other languages as bhawanuwad (भावानुवाद). He was proficient in Hindustani classical music and was an accomplished music director and singer. who is an accomplished author herself and has acted in some plays in the past. he wrote screenplays and lyrics for several marathi films and was also music director for some marathi films. for job purpose. Most of his writings are deeply rooted in Marathi language which some consider as his command over the language while some others consider it as a shortcoming. He was awarded a Sahitya Academy award for his book Vyakti Ani Valli.[2] Literary accomplishments Deshpande was a prolific writer and produced numerous original works as well as adaptations of works from other languages into Marathi. In 1946. meaning "adaptation of the essence". He received his college education at Fergusson College in Pune and Willingdon College in Sangli. His family moved to Mumbai and then to Pune and settled there. Purshottam Deshpande died in 2000 aged 80 of Alzheimer's disease. directing. For some years. One-act plays • मोठे मासे Plays • • • तुका महणे आता (Tuka Mhane Ata) – 1948 पुढारी पािहजॆ (Pudhari Pahije) – 1951 अंमलदार (Ammaldar) – 1952. Being a proficient writer.. He is best known for his wit and his detailed observation and ability to put it succinctly. Deshpande married Sunita Thakur.

based on Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea कानहोजी आंगे (Kanhoji Angre)(Translation of English novel "Maratha Admiral Kanhoji Angre" by Manohar Malgoankar) Biography • गाधीजी (Gandhiji) – 1970 Collections of life sketches .based on Sophocles's Oedipus Rex ती फुलराणी (Ti Fulrani). ल.based on Jagadish Chandra Mathur's Adhe Adhure तीन पैशाचा तमाशा (Teen Paishancha Tamasha) – 1978..1952 बटाटयाची चाळ (Batatyachi Chal) – 1958 गोळाबेरीज (Golaberij) – 1960 असा मी असामी (Asa Mi Asami) – 1964 ह(फ)सवणूक (Ha(pha)sawanuk) – 1968 Novels • • • काय वाटेल ते होईल (Kay Wattel Te Hoeel) – 1962....) मराठी वाङमयाचा गाळीव इितहास (Marathi Wangmayacha Galiw Itihas) टेिलफोनचा जनम (Teliphonacha Janma) पोरवय (Porawaya) Light Hearted Books • • • • • नसती उठाठेव (Nasti Uthathewa) .. (Kotyadhish Pu La.• • • • • • • • भागयवान (Bhagyawan) – 1953 तुझे आहे तुजपाशी (Tujhe Ahe Tujapashi) – 1957 सुंदर मी होणार (Sundar Mi Honar) – 1958 पिहला राजा/आधे अधूरे (Pahila Raja/adhe Adhure) – 1976..based on Bertolt Brecht's The Three Penny Opera राजा ओयिदपौस (Raja Oyadipaus) – 1979..based on Helen and George Papashvily's Anything Can Happen एका कोळीयाने (Eka Koliyane) – 1965.....based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion एक झुंज वार् ‍याशी (Eka Jhunja Waryashi) Children's plays • • • • • • • • वयं मोठं खोटं (Wayam Motham Khotam) – 1956 नवे गोकुळ (Nawe Gokul) – 1958 खोगीरभरती (Khogir Bharati) – 1949 िखलली (Khilli) कोटयाधीश पु..

: Ek Sathawan) दाद (Daad) मैत (Maitra) मुकाम शातीिनकेतन (Mukkam Shantiniketan) िददल (Dwidal) चार शबद (Char Shabd) अघळ पघळ (Aghal Paghal) आपुलकी (Apulaki) A list of some of the humorous essays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • एका रिववारची कहाणी (Eka Rawiwarchi Kahani) िबगरी ते मॅिटक (Bigari Te Matric) हरी तातया (Hari Tatya) मुंबईकर. पुणेकर का नागपूरकर? (Mumbaikar. ल : एक साठवण (Pu. Punekar Ka Nagpurkar?) महैस (Mhais) मी आिण माझा शतुपक (Mi Ani Majha Shatrupaksha) पाळीव पाणी (Paliv Prani) पानवाला (Panwala) काही नवे गहयोग (Kahi Nave Grahayog) माझे पौिषक जीवन (Majhe Paustik Jeewan) पेसतन काका (Pestan Kaka) रावसाहेब (Raosaheb) सखाराम गटणे (Sakharam Gatane) नामू परीट (Namu Parit) उरलासुरला (Urala Surala) नारायण (Narayan) अंतू बरवा (Antu Barva) . La.• • • • गणगोत (Ganagot) – 1966 वयकती आिण वलली (Wyakti Ani Walli) – 1966 गुण गाईन आवडी (Guna Gaeena Awadi) – 1975 रवीनदनाथ : तीन वयाखयाने (Ravindranath : Teen Wyakhyane) Travelogues • • • • अपूवाई (Apurwai) – 1960 ं पूवररग (Purwarang) – 1963 जावे तयाचया देशा (Jawe Tyanchya Desha) – 1974 वंगिचते (Wanga Chitre) – 1974 Other works • • • • • • • • • • एक शूनय मी (Ek Shunya Mee) िचतमय सवगत (Chitramay Swagat) पु.

Screenplay.One-Man Stage Shows • • • • बटाटयाची चाळ (Batatyachi Chal) असा मी असामी (Asa Mi Asami) हसिवणयाचा माझा धंदा (Hasawinyacha Majha Dhanda) वा-यावरची वरात (Waryawarachi Warat) . and Dialogues (translated by Mir Asgar Ali) गुळाचा गणपती (Gulacha Ganapati) – 1953: Director. and Lyrics घरधनी (Ghardhani) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Screenplay. Dialogues. Screenplay. Screenplay. Screenplay. and Dialogues ही वाट पंढरीची (Hi Wat Pandharichi) – 1950: Actor पुढचे पाऊल (Pudhache Paool) – 1950: Actor and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues in collaboration with Ga Di Madgulkar वर पािहजे (War Pahije) – 1950: Actor and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues in collaboration with Achyut Ranade देव पावला (Dewa Pawala) – 1950: Music Director दूध भात (Doodh Bhat) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Story. Dialogues. Screenplay. and Lyrics फल और किलया (Phool Aur Kaliyan) [in Hindi] – 1960: Writer of Story and Screenplay ू आज और कल (aj aur Kal) [in Hindi] – 1966: Writer of Story and Screenplay िचमणराव गुंडयाभाऊ (Chimanarao Gundyabhau) – : Narrator एक होता िवदूषक (Eka Hota Widushaka) – 1993: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues . Dialogues. and Dialogues. Actor. and CoMusic Director in collaboration with Ga Di Madgulkar मोठी माणसे (Mothi Manase) – 1949: Music Director गोकुळचा राजा (Gokulacha Raja) – 1950: Writer of Story.A large part of this play is one man show. and Lyrics देवबापपा (Dewabappa) – 1958: Music Director and Writer of Story. and Lyrics नवे िबर् ‍हाड (Nawe Birhad) – 1952: Writer of Story and Screenplay माईसाहेब (Maisaheb) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues संदेश (Sandesh) [in Hindi] – 1952: Writer of Story. Movies • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • कुबेर (Kuber) – 1947: Actor and Playback Singer भागयरेषा (Bhagyaresha) – 1948: Actor and Playback Singer वंदेमातरम् (Wandemataram) – 1948: Actor and Playback Singer जागा भाडयाने देणे आहे (Jaga Bhadyane Dene ahe) – 1949: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues मानाचे पान (Manache Pan) – 1949: . Music Director. Screenplay.Writer of Story. Dialogues. Screenplay. and Dialogues जरा जपून (Jara Japoon) – 1950: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues जोहार मायबाप (Johar Maybap) – 1950: Actor नवरा बायको (Nawara Bayako) – 1950: Music Director and Writer of Story. and Writer of Story.

L. Pu. The play captures the conflict between her father and her brothers.[3] ==Plots of plays== • सुंदर मी होणार (Sundar Mi Honar): The play highlights the struggle of a middle-aged woman who is unable to walk because of an ailment.Vyakti Ani Valli (1965) Sangeet Natak Akademi Award पदशी (Padma Shri) – 1966 पदभूषण (Padma Bhushan) – 1990 P. In the end. A garden. Deshpande was the first interviewer to interview Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. She is a daughter of a King or Zamindar of a small princely state in India. • तुझे आहे तुजपाशी (Tujhe ahe Tujapashi): The play casts criticism on authoritarian religious leaders and also depicts the positive and colorful view of life and generous spirit of a character in the play. who is a pen friend of the protagonist. helps her gain confidence which enables her to start walking again. . the first Prime Minister of India. an authoritarian religious leader. P. A cultural center. for the then newly founded Doordarshan. A poet. Deshpande Udyan. has been named after him. La. Deshpande Kala Academy at the Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai. L. in Pune has been named after him. Awards and recognitions • • • • • • • • • • पुणय भूषण (Punya Bhushan) महाराषट भूषण (Maharashtra Bhushan) महाराषट गौरव (बहुरपी) (Maharashtra Gaurawa (Bahurupi) Award) Sahitya Akademi Award (Marathi) . which is in stark contrast to that of another character. and depicts changes in their lives after the British Raj took over their princely state. the latter recognizes the shallowness of his life.