Talk:Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

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The correct title of a play[edit]

It's 'तुझें आहे तुजपाशीं' on the cover and 'तुझे आहे तुजपाशी' on the first page! I have the book (edition August 2000) in front of me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anikulkarni (talkcontribs) 05:06, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

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Mentioning Caste[edit]

Dear Editors!
There has been a discussion on India Portal related to mentioning of caste of subjects. The point is that mentioning caste of people, who have nothing to do with their caste, is found to be unnecessary by few editors. Hence the caste of the subject person needs to be deleted from the biography. I am not deleting the caste as of now but am only posting this here so that the regular editors of this article are well aware of it beforehand and no edit-wars take place. For details of discussion held on the portal please refer Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Mentioning_caste_of_Individuals. Your views if any are welcome there or even here.
And.... as the reasons of exclusion of caste pointed out were "irrelavant to notability of subject person", "privacy of the subject person", "inclusion of caste is like branding individuals", etc. other information included in the article which also fall under these cases will also be removed after discussions. Examples of it included religion, non-notable spouse's and children's and parents' information, previous occupation, lived in places, non-notability related educational qualification, etc.
Your views on this are also welcome here or at the India portal. -Animeshkulkarni (talk) 17:01, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Not here, please. There is a community discussion taking place at WT:INB and I would advise people to read the entire discussion before forming an opinion because the above summary is incorrect. Nothing more need be said here. - Sitush (talk) 02:18, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Re. Parent's Name in "Early life" section[edit]

Hello Jonathansammy - post your recent revert of my changes, I did a quick check on the cite link at the end of the para 1. It does not mention his father (and mother's) middle names? I thought I should double-check with you whether I was looking at the wrong cite? :) -MayureshK 15:24, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

My apologies,I have added back the citation tag for the mother's name.The father and the maternal grandfather are mentioned in the Dictionary of National biography reference.Thanks.Jonathansammy (talk) 15:33, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Pu La Deshapnde[edit]

I have redirected Pu La Deshapnde to this article. Part of the contents of the article can perhaps be incorporated into this article:

Text that can possibly be incorporated into this article

PuLa (पु ल) is the short name of Mr. Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (पुरुषोत्तम लक्ष्मण देशपांडे). His followers and fans call him PuLa with Love which is infact his name initials. PuLa has Flourish the marathi language with his irreplaceable contributions to Marathi Literature. He is famous for his sarcastic and comic yet poignant (मार्मिक) language in most of his writings. He was born on November 08, 1919 in Mumbai and breathed his last on June 12, 2000 in Pune. He was married to Sunita Deshpande. He was a versatile artist having been performed singing, drama, playing musical instruments, writing stories, script writing, poetry etc. He in his literature has narrated the events as part of his life, like being happened around him. He had also performed on stage narrating his stories, some of them are available on internet as Nivadak PuLa (निवडक पु.ल.) ref. , ,, some of his famous books include Batatachi chaal (बटाट्याची चाळ), Asa Mi Asa Mi (असा मी असा मी ), Vyakti ani Valli (व्यक्ती आणि वल्ली), Golaberij (गोळाबेरीज) Apurvai (अपूर्वाई). There is a recent Marathi Movie mhais (म्हैस) based on his comic story. Most of his performances i.e. Kathakathan (कथाकथन) are available in video forms. The Pune Okayama Friendship Garden, A Japanese Garden as a symbol between Indo-Japanese Friendship is named after him and thus is called Pu La Deshpande Udyan.

-Diptanshu 💬 12:36, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Most of what's in the above text is already in the article. However, I feel the redirect/ article incorrectly spells his name and should simply be deleted. Ps: which it looks like it has 😊 -MayureshK 06:49, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Correct middle name[edit]

I see both the Hindustan Times and the Times of India give his middle name as "Lakshman" on at least some occasions. Those seem to be very good references so I shall give both names in the article.

--DanielRigal (talk) 17:30, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


I think the Death section could be reworked. It doesn't fit this guideline. New contributor here so please cut me some slack. (talk) 07:31, 2 December 2019 (UTC)