Pune (Maharashtra) – The great historian, Padma Vibhushan laureate Balwant Moreshwar Purandare popularly known as Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare (born 29 July 1922), a sage-like personality who is venerable not only in Maharashtra but also across the country, turned 99 recently. Krushnaji Patil and Parag Gokhale of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) sought his blessings at his residence on the occasion. Patil felicitated him with a garland and presented him with a photo frame of Shrikrushna and some books published by Sanatan Sanstha. A letter honouring his great work was also gifted to him on behalf of Sadguru Charudatta Pingale, National Guide, HJS.
Highlights of the event –
- Krushnaji Patil conveyed Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare ‘namaskar’ from Samiti’s inspiration Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Balaji Athavale Babasaheb touched his forehead to the gifted items.
- Babasaheb immediately read the letter given to him by HJS.
- The family members of Babasaheb said, “You have bought for him what he likes (Sanatan Sanstha books). He would finish reading these books by the evening”.
Do come to see me at any time, visit frequently – Babasaheb Purandare invites Samiti workers
Babasaheb told Samiti workers, “I am experiencing so much happiness meeting you, which I would not experience eating my favourite food. I feel indebted to Ishwar, I received so much love. It has reached the bottom of my heart and this love will last forever. Come to see me at any time, visit frequently”.
A letter in honour was given to Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare on behalf of HJS
Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare, an artist who engraved the great and courageous history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the minds of Hindus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, an adorable personality from the history of Maharashtra! Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare established an image of this adorable personality in every mind of Maharashtra that inspired every Hindu to worship Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He is an ascetic bringing the brilliant history in front of us and an artificer engraving the great and courageous history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the minds of Hindus. He mesmerised the audience through the glory of Shivaji Maharaj even at the age of 100 tirelessly. Goddess Tulajabhavani made you work on a very difficult and exceptional task of embossing the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the Hindu minds and spreading His greatness all around the world. We are grateful for this at the Holy feet of Goddess Tulajabhavani. We are also expressing gratitude at your feet as you are blessed by Her for performing this difficult task.
Mughals attempted the genocide of Hindus through their endless atrocities. British attempted to make Hindus mental slaves. Even in this situation, Hindus are inspired by the history explained by you. Today, the country is on the path to establishing Hindu Rashtra meaning Hindvai Swarajya in Chhatrapati’s words. Your task of awakening the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati’ in every mind is not only a squirrel’s but a lion’s share in this important activity.
We feel like listening to the biography of Shivaray through your sattvik, melodious but at the same time warrior-like speech repeatedly. It is like making the youth inspired by Shivaray upon reading his biography. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti felicitates your exceptional work; and prays that the youth of today gets the inspiration to perform the actual task of establishing Hindu Rashtra meaning Hindavi Swarajya through the biography of Shivaray. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is resolved to establish the Hindu Rashtra by the grace of God, blessings of Saints and by uniting Hindus. We pray for your blessings for this mission.