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Bal Samant

Bal Samant Indian writer

Indian writer
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Intro Indian writer
Countries India British Raj
Occupations Writer
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 27 May 1924
Death 18 January 2009
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Biography

Bal Gangadhar Samant (27 May 1924 – 18 January 2009) was an Indian writer. He wrote around 80 books in Marathi on a wide range of topics from fiction, biography, Marathi dramas and history. His books include a biography of Richard Francis Burton, (titled Shapith Yaksha), Hitler, Deenanath Mangeshkar, Marathi natyasangeet, reincarnation, Bal Gandharva, elephants (titled Gajaraja), death and many more.

Saprem Namaskar (सप्रेम नमस्कार) and Shapit Yaksha (शापित यक्ष) are two of his works.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004 for Literature and education.

Samant died on 18 January 2009 after prolonged illness.

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http://isni.org/isni/0000000023323612
http://mha.nic.in/Padma/PadmaAwardsDir(1954-2007).pdf
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-noted-literateur-bal-samant-passes-away-1222874Noted
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81040592
https://viaf.org/viaf/55465760
https://web.archive.org/web/20080216111449/http://mha.nic.in/Padma/PadmaAwardsDir(1954-2007).pdf
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q55770
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/55465760
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