Remembering Kavi Kusumagraj on his Birth Anniversary

27 Feb 2023  Mon

Vishu Vaman Shirwadkar, popularly known by his pen name Kusumagraj, was a Marathi poet, playwright, novelist and short story writer.

Kavi Kusumagraj was born into a Deshastha Brahmin family on 27 February 1912 in Nashik. He is considered one of the most influential and celebrated literary figures in Marathi literature. Kusumagraj is well known for his lyrical quality and philosophical depth. He also wrote several plays, but 'Natasamrat' is considered one the greatest plays of Marathi literature.

Today 27 February, on behalf of his Birth Anniversary, is celebrated as Marathi Bhasha Diwas.

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