Ninad Bedekar

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Ninad Gangadhar Bedekar
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Born (1949-08-17)August 17, 1949
Died May 10, 2015(2015-05-10) (aged 65)
Occupation Historian, Writer and Orator, Retired factory executive
Education Diploma of Mechanical Engineering
Years active 1975–2015

Ninad Gangadhar Bedekar (17 August 1949 – 10 May 2015) was a historian,[1][2][3] writer and orator[4] from Pune, Maharashtra, India, writing and speaking in Marathi. Bedekar is known for his research on the forts of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and about 75 forts outside India, having led numerous treks to them. He was an honorary member of Fort Renovation and Beautification Committee for the Government of Maharashtra and life member of Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, Shri Shivaji Raigad Smarak Mandal - Pune, Shri Shivaji Raigad Smarak Mandal – (Chairman) Maharastra Kalopasak, Pune – (Chairman).

He was acquainted with Persian and Arabic, as well as the Modi script. He was a life member of Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, Pune and an honorary member of Fort Renovation and Beautification Committee for the Government of Maharashtra. He held a diploma in mechanical engineering, and has worked for Kirloskar Cummins Ltd., (now Cummins India Limited).[5]

He scripted the Son et lumière show at Shanivarwada, and wrote the script for Marathi TV serial Peshwai.

In 2003, Bedekar succeeded,[3] along with the Maratha-Hindu-nationalist organization, Shiv Sena, in having James Laine's academic monograph, Shivaji: Hindu king in Islamic India (Oxford University Press) banned in their state.


  • Durgkatha
  • Shartiche Shiledar ( 5 Parts )
  • Hasra Itihas
  • Durgvaibhava
  • Itihas Durgancha
  • Maharastratil Durg
  • Saksh Itihasachi
  • Thorla Raja Sangun Gela
  • Khanderi
  • Javhar
  • Gajkatha
  • Eka Navin Shivcharitrachya Nimittane
  • Vijay Durgache Rahasya'
  • 'shivbhushan'. He presented 'Shivbhushan', a poem in the Brajabhasha, on an audio CD.

He wrote the foreword[6] to the critically acclaimed book Solstice at Panipat.


  1. ^ "Eminent historian Ninad Bedekar no more - The Times of India". Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Noted historian Ninad Bedekar passes away in Pune". Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Historian Ninad Bedekar dead". The Hindu (in en-IN). 2015-05-12. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Newspaper vendors felicitated". The Times of India. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  5. ^ Paranjape Samir (2009-08-16). "शिवशाहीच्या इतिहासाचा ‘निनाद’". Loksatta (in Marathi). Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  6. ^ Kulthe, Bhagyashree (2011-04-05). "There are hardly any English books on Panipat". DNA (Mumbai: Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.). Retrieved 16 July 2012.