ABOUT GURUDEV

  • Born on the Auspicious Day of ‘Geeta – Jayanti
  • M. A. (Sanskrit)
  • M. A. (English)
  • M. Ed. (FIRST in University of Pune)
  • Head of M. Phil. & Ph. D. Department (Tilak College of Education, Pune)
  • Ph. D. on Swami Vivekananda’s Educational Philosophy
  • D. Litt. by Tilak Maharashtra Vidya-Peeth (Feb. 28, 2010)
  • D. Litt. by Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram (Nov. 18, 2017)
  • D. Litt by Pune Vidyapeeth (Feb. 10, 2018) 
  • D. Litt by Bharati Vidyapeeth (Apr. 26, 2011)

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RECENT RECOGNITION

AWARDS

Atal Sanskruti Gaurav Award-  25 Dec 2018

 

‘D. Litt’ by Pune Vidyapeeth 10 Feb 2018

 

‘D. Litt’ by Shree. Chandrashekharendra Saraswati Vishva Mahavidyalaya 18 Nov 2017

‘D. Litt’ by Bharati Vidyapeeth 26 Apr 2011

 
 

‘D. Litt’ by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth 28 Feb 2010

 

Deenanath Mangeshkar Pratishthan’s Most Prestigious ‘Vagvilasini Award’ (2008) from Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar

‘Shree Morya Lifetime Achievement Award’, Chinchwad Devasthan Trust, 16-12-2008

 
 

‘Samartha Puraskar’, Sajjangad Santha, 23-05-2005

 

Ma Amrutanandmayi Math, Keral’s National ‘Amrutkirti Award’ from Hon. Shekhawatji, former V. P. of India 27-03-2003

State Awards

1974-75

Record eleven prizes in Kalidas Inter University Music Competition.

1977-78

Bhogi Ya Yogi – Maharashtra State prize for best play-script in Hindi.

1984-85

Swar-Bhaskar – Maharashtra State Award for Bharat-Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi’s Biography.

1989

Saint Jnaneshwar’s Pathway of Devotion – ‘Tulshiram Wagh’ award from Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad.

1994-95

Yugacharya Swami Vivekananda – The Maharashtra State Award for Classical Literature (Philosophy and Psychology).

 

1996

‘Vasudeo Dhondo’ Award from by Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad.

1997

Late Gorathekar Memorial Award, Nanded.

1997

Mahanubhav Vishwa-Bharati Award, Amaravati.

1997

Late Sonumama Dandekar Award, Vengurla.

1999

G. K. Manolikar Award from Maharasthra Granthottejak Sanstha, Pune.

1999

Indian Saints – Dr. P. N. Joshi Sant-Mitra Award from Snehwardhan Publishers, Pune.

2000

Mrs. Annapurna Ravaji Bhat Award.

2000

Mrs. Annapurna Ravaji Bhat Award for Indian Saints.

2002

Indian Sampradayas – Keshav Bhikaji Dhavale Award.

2002

Geeta-sagar – H. H. Shri Ramray Govind Kelkar (alias Shri Dasram Maharaj) Award from Maharashtra Granthottejak Samstha, Pune.

National Awards

1986-87

Felicitated by Bharat Bhavan Trust, Bhopal for Pt. Bhimsen Joshi’s biography. 

1988-89

First Award in All India Essay Competition on the occasion of Dr. Radhakrishan Centenary.

1992-93

U. G. C. Associateship.

1992-93

Award for innovative practies in Teacher – Education by NCERT, New Delhi.

1997

First Prize by Federation of Indian Publishers, Delhi for the best text among 12 Indian languges Volume I of the ‘Encyclopaedia of Devotion – Bharatiya Acharya’.

2003

First Prize by Federation of Indian Publishers, Delhi for the best text among 12 Indian languges Volume I of the ‘Encyclopaedia of Devotion – Bharatiya Acharya’.

2003

‘Amrutakeerti National Award’ from ‘Mata Amritanandamayi Math’, Kochi (Kerla) presented by Hon. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Vice President of India.

2008

‘Vagvilasini-Puraskar’ from Bharat-Ratna Lata Mangeshkar on the occasion of 66th anniversary of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar.

Special Awards

2003

Anuradha Swarup Trust Award, Kolhapur.

2003 & 2009

Sant Gadage Maharaj Adhyasan Award.

2005

S. D. Pendase Award for outstanding contribution to the Classical Literature of Saints from the centenary committee of Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad.

Author

Author of about 70 well-known Books, Contribution to the University Level recommended Text-Books. Penned a unique series on the ‘Pathway of Devotion’ of Maharashtra Saints, ‘Swar-Bhaskar’, ‘Anandvanbhuvani’, ‘Ugacharya Swami Vivekananda’, ‘Geetasagar’, ‘Pasayadan’, ‘Ganapati Atharvashirsh’, ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Samarth Ramadas’, ‘Sant Tukaram’ are some of the most popular books. His commentary on ‘Valmiki-Ramayan’ in Ovi Metre comprises 11,254 Ovis in Balkand alone.

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Participation in National Seminars, Resource Person for State level Seminars, National Record of projecting 1500 slide – shows all over India, Participation in Inter-Zonal Cricket and State and National Level Chess Competitions, Contribution to different Encyclopaedias (Vishwakosha etc.), Lyricist of ‘Janata Raja – a unique Ballet on Shivaji the Great, Hundreds of discourses and lectures all over Maharashtra, A number of audio-video cassettes of Indian Culture, Contribution to the University Level recommended Text-Books.