Pralhad Keshav Atre

(13 August 1898 – 13 June 1969 / Saswad, Pune, Maharashtra / India)

Pralhad Keshav Atre
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Prahlād Keshav Atre (Marathi: प्रल्हाद केशव अत्रे), popularly known as Āchārya Atre (Marathi: आचार्य अत्रे), was a multi-faceted Indian figure. He was a prominent Marathi writer, a poet, an educationist, a newspaper founder–editor of Maratha (a Marathi language daily whose head office and press was located at Coca-Cola gulley in Worli, Mumbai), a political leader, a movie producer–director–script writer and above all, a noted orator.

His Marathi film, Shyamchi Aai (श्यामची आई) won the 1954 National Film Award for Best Feature Film.

Early Life

Atre was born in the town of Saswad, near Pune, in Maharashtra, India.


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