Shivaji Sawant was born on August 31, 1940 in a farming family in Azad. The house of the house of the laborer would have been as well as at their home. On the eve of Goddess festival, they have heard the myths from their mother’s lips since childhood.
|Native name||शिवाजी सावंत|
|Born||31 August 1940
Aajra, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, India
|Died||18 September 2002 (aged 62)
|Occupation||Writer, Teacher, Editor|
Shivaji Sawant (Marathi: शिवाजी सावंत; 31 August 1940 – 18 September 2002) was a renowned novelist in Marathi. He is known as Mrityunjaykaar (meaning Maker of Mrityunjay) for writing the famous Marathi novel Mrityunjay. He was the first Marathi writer to be awarded with prestigious Moortidevi Award in 1994.
He wrote a book Mrityunjay (English: Triumph Over Death) based on Karna, one of the leading characters of the epic Mahabharat. This book was translated into Hindi (1974), English (1989), Kannada (1990), Gujarati (1991), Malayalam (1995) and received numerous awards and accolades. In 1980 he wrote a book Chhava based on Great Sambhaji Maharaj’s life.
He held the post of the vice-president of Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad since 1995. He was president of Baroda Sahitya Sammelan in 1983.
Mrityunjay (Mythological Novel)
Ashi Mane Ase Namune
Krantisihachi Gavran Boli (compilation)
Glimpse of the Past
He was not only a historical writer but also a political writer.