Noted litterateur from Vidarbha Dr Satish Pawde has been honoured with Rashtrapita Jyotirao Phule award by Jagatik AmbedkarwadiÂ Sahitya Mahamandal, for his book â€˜Marathi Rangabhoomi ani Absurd Theatreâ€™.
A senior teacher with Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, Dr Pawdeâ€™s award was announced by the President of the Mahamandal Dr Deepakkumar Khobragade.
The award will be conferred upon Dr Pawde at the hands of Guardian Minister Dr Nitin Raut on World Theatre Day on March 27, during a function to be held at Dr Ambedkar Auditorium, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur.
Dr Pawde is known as playwright, director, critic. He was a member of Maharashtra State Drama Censor Board and advisor of Marathi Vishvadnyankosh Natyadyan Mandal. He has 24 published books to his credit, besides several articles and research papers.