Bhau Padhye

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Prabhakar Narayan Padhye (Devanagari: प्रभाकर नारायण पाध्ये) (1926–1996), popularly known as Bhau Padhye (भाऊ पाध्ये), was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.

Padhye graduated in Economics from the University of Mumbai in 1948. During 1949-51, he worked as a full-time volunteer for a labour union. He worked next as a teacher in King George High-school at Dadar, L. Kaduri High School at Mazgaon, and B. S. Ezikel High School at Sandhurst Road, all in Mumbai, for a year each. Then he worked for four years as a clerk in Spring Mill at Wadala in Mumbai before starting his career as a journalist, sequentially in Hind Mazdoor, Nava Kal, and Nava Shakti dailies.

His columns were published in different Marathi magazines, including Rahasyaranjan, Abhiruchee, Manoos, Sobat, Dinank, Kridangan, and Chandrayug.

In 1989, Padhye suffered an attack of paralysis.

He was married to Kamal Gothoskar, a labour union worker.

Literary works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Dombaryacha Khel, 1960, Majestic Book Stall, Mumbai
  • Vaitag Vadi, 1965, Sadhana Prakashan, Pune
  • Vasunaka, 1965, Popular Prakashan, Mumbai
  • Barrister Aniruddha Dhopeshvarkar, 1968, Popular Prakashan, Mumbai
  • Agresar, 1968, G. M. Prabhu Prakashan, Mumbai
  • Homesick Brigade, 1974, Amey Prakashan, Nagpur
  • Rada, 1975, Forward Publication, Mumbai
  • Vanava, 1978, Indraneel Prakashan, Mumbai
  • Ward No. 7 Surgical, 1980, Dimple Publication, Vasai
  • Karanta, 1981, Majestic Prakashan
  • Jailbirds, 1982, Dimple Publication, Vasai

Story collections[edit]

  • Ek Sunehara Khwab, 1980, Dhaara Prakashan, Aurangabad
  • Murgi, 1981, Dimple Publication, Vasai
  • Thalipeeth, 1984, Dimple Publication, Vasai
  • Thodisi Jo Pee Le, 1986, Saras Prakashan, Vasai
  • Bhau Padhye Yanchya Shreshth Katha, 2009, edited by Dilip Purushottam Chitre, Lokvangmay Griha, Mumbai

Play[edit]

  • Operation Chhakka, 1969

Movie script[edit]

  • Godam (1984). (Directed by Dilip Chitre, the movie received in 1985 a Special Jury Award for direction at The France International Film Festival.)

Other writings[edit]

  • Pichakari, 1979, Dinapushpa Prakashan, Mumbai
  • Sajati Hai Yun Hi Mehefil, 1981
  • Gurudatt, 1990, Lokvangmaya Griha, Mumbai

Literary accolades[edit]

  • Maharashtra State Award for the novel Vaitag Vadi (1965)
  • Lalit Award for Barrister Aniruddha Dhopeshwarkar (1968)
  • Maharashtra State Literature and Culture Board Fellowship (1993)

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