Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

[Pu La Deshpande] (8 November 1919 – 12 June 2000 / Gaodevi, Mumbai / India)

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, popularly known by his initials पु. ल. ("Pu. La.") or as P. L. Deshpande, was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.

Deshpande was also an accomplished film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator.


Purushottam Laxman Deshpande was born on 8 November 1919 in Gaodevi area (Krupal Hemraj Chawl) in Mumbai to Laxman and Lakshmibai Deshpande. He belongs to the Saraswat Brahmin community. His family then moved to Vile Parle before finally Pu La Deshpande settled in Pune for educational and work purposes.

Purushottam received his college education at Fergusson College in ... more »

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