Babasaheb Purandare Passes Away: Anil Kapoor, PM Narendra Modi And More Mourn His Death

Babasaheb Purandare breathed his last at the age of 99 in Pune

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Babasaheb Purandare Passes Away: Anil Kapoor, PM Narendra Modi And More Mourn His Death
Popular historian and Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Babasaheb Purandare no more. The popular and influential figure passed away at Pune’s Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital where he was undergoing medical treatment. He was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. Actor Anil Kapoor shared a throwback picture with the legend, penned a heartfelt note as he paid his condolences. He Tweeted, “Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare ji's legacy makes us all wiser and richer for knowing more about our heroes, our history & our culture.”

He continued, “I was personally honored & humbled to receive the Deenanath Mangeshkar award from this great man. My sincerest condolences to his loved ones” Honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi too paying his last tribute, saluted the late iconic historian for enlightening the people about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He also mentioned how the late historian brought to light some inspiring piece of work of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, followed by paying his condolences.

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, Minister of Cooperation and MP, Gandhinagar Lok Sabha, paying his condolence, mentioned how Babasaheb Purandare’s musical drama, Janata Raja gave a glimpse of Shivaji Maharaj’s act of bravery and his sacrifice for the nation in his Tweet. Here are tweets below-

For the unversed, he published books about Shivaji Maharaj and his way of handling his administration as well as the forts, those were associated with this freedom fighter.

Babasaheb Purandare’s death news has got many mourning his death and penning down heartfelt condolences to the iconic personality. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.

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