Pralhad Keshav Atre

Pralhad Keshav Atre

Pralhad Keshav Atre Bio :

Born: 13 August 1898, Saswad
Died: 13 June 1969, Mumbai
Books: Karhecē pāṇi: Ātmacaritra, An Indian Tartuffe: P.K. Atre’s Comedy “Where There is a Guru There are Women”
Plays: Moruchi Mavshi
Awards: National Film Award for Best Feature Film, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

Pralhad Keshav Atre Bio :

This multi-faceted indian figure is well known as “Acharya Atre”. He is best known for his Marathi writing ,a poet ,an educationalist, a newspaper founder-editor of “Maratha” which is best known as a Marathi language daily). Prahlad was also a political leader, a movie producer-director- script writer and taking these all into an account he was a noted orator too.

Born and early life:-

Prahlad was born in 13th of august in 1898 in a deshas in kodhit ,saswad , pune district of Maharastra . He did his bachelor of arts from the university of pune and did his dipoloma In teachers from the university of London. He selected writing script, poem as his occupation and he had a great command on politics too. Pralhad’s father was a clerk and also a secretary of saswad Municipality for short period. Atre finished his early school education in Jaswad. He matriculated from the college named Fergusson college in the year 1919. After the graduation he himself found him as a school teacher. Before returning to india he finished his study of experimental psychology under Cyril Burt and under Harrow.

Film and Theatre career:-

He had also a great command on making of movies. He made a movie named “shyamchiaai” which won the 1954 national fil award for the best feature film.  He has written seven role plays many of them are humorous and many of them are serious type. All of them got good public views and got a good amount of appreciation too. He also gave a good comedy play named “Moruchi Mavshi” which was later adopted to hindi film named “Aunty no1” in the year 1998 starring Govinda and Raveena Tandon. His another movie named “Mahatma Phule” in the year 1955 got received the president’s silver Medal.


Atre’sbiographical works named “Mi kasa jhalo” and “Kar heche Pani”, also got a good public review. He was also the founder and editor of four Marathi newspapers. Two of them had very short life and other two had Maratha and a weekly news named “Navayug” went well for many of the years with a great popularity.

Political Career And Creation:-

During his political career he was the member of local municipal board of Pune during the year 1936-1938. Atre was also the member of “SanyuktaMaharastra samite” during the year between 1956 to 1960. He was also the member of “Maharastravidhansabha from the constituency  of 1962-1967 but his ambition to become the member of indian parliament could not be fulfilled as he lost many of the elections. From many of the plays “SashtangNamaskar” in the year 1935, “Gharabaher” in the year 1934, “BhramachaBhopala” in the year 1935, “Udyachasansar” in the year 19636, “lagnachiBedi” in the year 1936. From  many of the novels biographies and essays “Changuna”,” Battashiwaitarkatha” in the year 1954. He also many of the movies named “Brahmachari” in the year 1938. “ShyamchiAai” in the year 1935 and many more. He was the script writer for “Premveer”, “Dharmveer”, “Brandichi Batali” and much more. Atre also got many more awards for the president of 27 thmaharastrasahityasammelan at nashik in the year 1942. He got again the award for president of 38thNatyasammelan at Belgaon in the year 1955 and at last his dream came true and he got the award for “Prsident of regional SahityaSammelan” at Baroda Indore

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