Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


This is a old Marathi classic song written by  N.G.Deshpande , composed by Ram Phatak and sung by Sudheer Phadke.

Monday, 27 February 2012


Today 27th Feb, 2012 is 100th Birth Anniversary of Kusumagraj(Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar).
This poem is taken from  his  finest collection of lyrics  "Vishakha" which was published in 1942 and still  today considered one of the masterpieces of  Indian Literature. I got opportunity to present the same poem 
to Poet Kusumagraj in 1989 and he gave me  another beautiful poem in his handwritting as a gift . 

Sunday, 26 February 2012


These are the lines from famous poem of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, commonly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar was a fearless freedom fighter, social reformer, writer, dramatist, poet, historian, political leader and philosopher. He was first poet in the world who, deprived of pen and paper, composed his poems and then wrote them on the prison walls with thorns and nails, memorized ten thousand lines of his poetry for years and later transmitted them to India through his fellow-prisoners who also memorized these lines.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012


These are the lines taken from the poem of N D Mahanor composed by Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar and sung by Lata Mangeshkar for a marathi film "Sarja"

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Calligraphy- 23.02.2012

This line has been taken from Suresh Bhat's poem " Bhogale Je Dukhkha Tyala" sung by Asha Bhosale composed by Shridhar Phadke for the album " Rutu Hirawa"

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


This is the song written by Shanta Shelke , composed by Bhaskar Chadavarkar and sung beautifully by Ravindra Sathe for a Marathi Classic Film " Garambicha Bapu".

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Calligraphy- 21.02.2012

These lines are taken from a poem of Nitin Aakhawe which is beautifully sung by Arati Ankalikar- Tikekar and composed by Shridhar Phadke. During one of the live shows in Pune the Singer expressed that , this song has given her a recognition and people started calling her as Radhika Ankalikar- Tikekar.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Calligraphy- 20.02.2012

This is famous marathi song written by Shanta Shelke composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar for a film "Mahananda"

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Calligraphy -19.02.2012

These lines are taken from Madhukar Arakade's beautiful poem " Beej Ankure Ankure " , sung by Arun Ingale and composed by Ashok Patki . The song was a title song for famous marathi serial " Gotyaa"

Saturday, 18 February 2012


These lines are taken from the famous marathi song " Sakhya Re" written by Jagdish Khebudkar composed by Bhaskar Chandavarkar for a film " Samana .

Friday, 17 February 2012


These lines are taken from a marathi song " Mann Udhan Varyache" written by Guru Thakur and sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Composed by Ajay- Atul

Thursday, 16 February 2012


These lines are taken from the famous poem of Sudhir Moghe sung by Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Calligraphy - 15.02.2012

These are the lines from the famous marathi song 'Ekach hya Janmi Janu' , written by Sudhir Moghe, sung by Asha Bhosale ,composed by Sudhir Phadke for a film Pudhacha Paul came in 1986

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


This is the beautiful poem from Aarati Prabhu sung and composed by Hridanath Mangeshkar picturised in a marathi film Nivadung.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Calligraphy -13.02.2012

These are the  last powerful punch lines from the famous song Kunachya Khandywar written by Aarati Prabhu , sung by Ravindra Sathe for old classic film ' Samana '

Sunday, 12 February 2012


These lines are taken from one of the famous songs of Sandeep Khare sung by Saleel Kulkarni for their album "Aayushyawar Bolu Kahi"

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Calligraphy- 11.02.2012

These lines are taken from old famous marathi song "Lalha Jivhala" beautifully composed by
Shrinivas Khale and sung by Sudhir Phadke for the marathi film 'Jivahala which came in 1968.
still this song is unforgettable....

Friday, 10 February 2012


These are the lines from old marathi song "Aairanichya Deva" from film Sadhi Manase written by Late Jagdish Khebudkar and sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Bhalaji Pendharkar's movie Sadhi Manase

Thursday, 9 February 2012


These lines are from a famous poem  written by  poet Kusumagraj and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
 It is based on the historical incidence in 1674.
Prataprao gujar,  was the Senapati of Shivaji's army. A few months before Shivaji Maharaj’s coronation in 1674, Prataprao Gujar was sent to deal with the invading force led by the Adilshahi general, Bahalol Khan. The Maratha army surrounded the camp of Bahalol Khan at the place of Naesari. Prataprao's forces defeated and captured the opposing general in the battle. In spite of specific warnings against doing so by Shivaji, Prataprao released Bahalol Khan along troops and the seized war material, when Bahalol Khan promised not to invade Shivaji's territories again. Days after his release Bahalol Khan started preparing for a fresh invasion.
 When Shivaji Maharaj  heard of about Prataprao  decision, he was incensed and wrote an angry letter to Prataprao refusing him permission to see him till such time, Bahlol Khan was re-captured.Prataprao Gujar was very unhappy.One day he learnt of Bahlol Khan camping nearby. So, in a fit of anger and over-reacting to the letter, he left alone, without asking his cavalry to charge.   . On seeing their leader head to certain death, 6 other Maratha sardars(Visaji Ballal, Dipoji Rautrao Vithal, Pilaji Atre, Krishnaji Bhaskar, Siddi Hilal and Vithoji Shinde )  joined him in the charge, they attacked   15000 troop enemy camp and were slaughtered.  

Wednesday, 8 February 2012



This is a famous bhajan of Saint Namdev  sung by  Pt Bhimsen Joshi and  composed by Ram Pathak,

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Calligraphy- 07.02.2012

These lines are taken from the famous marathi song "Vatevar Kate Vechit Chalalo"
written by poet Anil ( A R Deshpande) and sung by Pandit Vasantarao Deshpande

Monday, 6 February 2012

Calligraphy - 06.02.2012

This is from " Rang Maza Vegala" written by famous poet Suresh Bhat.The book received state literary award . Afterword it was adopted by Universities in Maharashtra for Postgraduation study in Arts.
I am very fortunate in my life for spending a day with him. Eventhough we were meeting for the first time and I was a strange person for him he treated me very nicely and took care .

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Calligraphy - 05.02.2012

This is another attempt to capture Oxymon of the famous song ' Man Manas Umagat Nahi' .
 Recently a State transport bus driver in my city who caused deaths of eight persons and injured at least 28 others by his maniacal driving on city roads .A regular driver with  took out an empty parked bus from a depot early  morning of  and drove it crazily down the city roads for nearly an hour,what could be going through his mind at that time? Is it not a Devil's mind that time when earlier day he himself drove the bus from one of the pilgrim place and came to city. The oxymon line.. Mind is Devil's Hand and Mind is God's Foot .. The way he drove the bus through the main city and killed one after the other... I tried to capture on paper

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Calligraphy - 04.02.2012

These lines are taken from the famous marathi poem of Sudhir Moghe which is
 beautifully sung by Shridhar Phadke. I felt  these lines as an Oxymoron and
 hence used for the calligraphy.

Friday, 3 February 2012


These lines  taken from the most beautiful poem of Aarati Prabhu sung by Ravindra Sathe and composed by Bhaskar Chandawarkar for a Marathi Classic Movie "Samana" which was released in 1975 all the words of the song are etched in our memory for eternity. 

Thursday, 2 February 2012


This touching gazal has been wrtten by poet Anil Kamble and composed by Shridhar Phadke. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Calligraphy- 01.02.2012

This is very Old Classic Song written by Yogeshwar Abhyankar and sung by Sumati Tikekar.
Actually this song was heard in childhood in early 70 s on All India Radio Station,  but then somewhere in the mind only few words like ' Dhuke Jase Pasarave 'were remained . My school batchmate
Mrs Smita Karkhanis helped me a lot for the entire lyric of the song.