Eminent Marathi author, musician, actor and artist Padma Bhushan P L Deshpande, popularly often known as Pu La Deshpande or just ‘Pu La’, was born on 8 November 1919 as Purushottam Laxman Deshpande in Mumbai. The 12 months 2019 marks the 101st delivery anniversary of Pu La Deshpande. To have fun it, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in Pune has organised a particular programme for discerning followers.
At 5 pm right now, the NFAI will display screen uncommon footage of Pu La Deshpande enjoying harmonium. The movie archive physique can even display screen specifically acquired and restored footage from PL Deshpande’s Marathi movie ‘Vande Mataram’. The particular screenings can be held on the NFAI’s Law College Road outfit in Pune and is open for all.
Pu La Deshpande is a a lot revered character and is a part of the center and soul of Maharashtra’s tradition. But he captured consideration nationally along with his writing, his oratory abilities and his unmatched sense of humour.
The celebrated artist was, in truth, instrumental in establishing Doordarshan’s first tv station in New Delhi. Pu La’s books are nonetheless bestsellers, translated into English and Kannada, and his video footage is watched throughout platforms even right now.
PL Deshpande was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1990, the Padma Shri in 1966, and the Maharashtra Bhushan Award in 1996, amongst different many prestigious awards and decorations.