Kusumagraj Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 30, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Aug 25, 2022
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Are you interested to know some of the interesting facts about Kusumagraj? Then find out all the interesting details of his life here in this article
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About Kusumagraj

Kusumagraj is a very famous Marathi poet, playwright, and novelist. 

Besides that, Kusumagraj is also a short story writer and humanist. He has written about freedom, justice, and emancipation of the deprived. 

Kusumagraj has won many national awards. He is a popular name in Indian literature and he has achieved his popularity in Marathi literature. Not only that, he is one of the finest Marathi writers. He belongs to the British Raj, Indian nationality.  

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Kusumagraj's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Kusumagraj was in the range of $1-2 million.

How much did Kusumagraj earn per year?

The salary of Kusumagraj is under review. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Kusumagraj?

Kusumagraj was 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall. 

How old was Kusumagraj?

Kusumagraj was born on February 27, 1912, in Pune, India. Unfortunately, he is no more and died on March 10, 1999, in Nashik. He was 87 years old when he passed away.

Childhood And Education

Kusumagraj obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Marathi and English languages from the H. P. T. College in Nashik.

Kusumagra pursued his primary education in Pimpalgaon and high school education in the New English School of Nashik. Right now, the name of the school is Rungtha High School of Nashik.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Kusumagraj's partner?

Kusumagraj got married to Manoramanée, also known as Gangubai Sonawni, in 1944.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Kusumagraj is best known as a novelist, playwright, and short stories writer.

Kusumagraj has written three novels, eight volumes of short stories, 16 volumes of poems, 18 plays,  seven volumes of essays, and six one-act plays. He has written all these wonderful things only in five decades. 

Kusumagraj is popular with his pen name Kusumagraj. His work, like the 'Vishakha', is today considered the masterpiece of Indian literature. He was the recipient of the Natsamrat, Sahitya Akademi Award in Marathi in 1974. Kusumagraj tragedies played an important role in boosting the Marathi theater of the period.

Kusumagraj also edited certain academic textbooks for school students. The turning point in the career of Kusumagraj was in 1942. He has written all his poems, stories, and many more other things at his own expense. 

Kusumagraj was the President of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held at Margao in 1964. People celebrate his birthday as Marathi Bhasha Din every year. He helped establish the 'Godavari Gaurav' to felicitate the work of many individuals involved in such fields in 1992. 

Kusumagraj wished to provide a platform to different sections of people not only in literature but also in painting, sculpting, drama, cinema, sports, dance, music, social work, science, and other art forms.

Kusumagraj was the president of the prestigious Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan of 1964, held in Margao, Goa. He has been honored with numerous awards. There is also a star named followed by his name in 1996.

For the well-being of the less privileged people, he has worked a lot. In Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, we have found him as a member. He has also done numerous works for Adivasi communities. 

Not only that, he has made various activities and built libraries for the children. He has built the organization Kusumagraj Pratisthan. For equal opportunities and the growth of all communities, he has shown his fondness for them. In Nashik, he has made the Lokahitawādi Mandal. For adult education and providing medical help, he often called for numerous sports and cultural camps. 

He was a student of H.P.T College when he started his career. Ratnakar magazine has helped him to publish his poems. Even at the age of 20 years, he has taken the vow to solve the discrimination among the community-categorized people and raised his voice. Not only that to help those people to enter the Kalaram Temple in Nashik, but he has also shown his full support to all those people and participated in the nonviolent movement.

In 1936 he has associated with Godavari Cinetone Ltd. And for the movie 'Sati Sulochana' he played the role of Lord Lakshmana, but unfortunately, the film failed to receive recognition and admiration from the audiences. The storyline and the screenplay of the film 'Sati Sulochana' were written by him. 

As a journalist, Kusumagraj has worked with Dainik Prabhat, Saarathi, Navayug, Saptahik Prabha, and Dhanurdari.

Many of his masterpieces and writings were highly inspired by famous poets worldwide. And he has taken inspiration to write poems from Moliere, Maurice Maeterlinck, Oscar Wilde, and Shakespeare. Kusumagraj has gained his position as a poet and writer among the literati. 

In the Marathi film industry, Kusumagraj has also worked as a lyricist, and he has taken the inspiration to write a play from 'Othello'. From Shakespeare's 'King Lear', he has taken the inspiration to write his masterpiece play the 'Natsamrat'.  

About the early life of the poet Kusumagraj, there is no information available on the internet. Besides that, he does not provide specific details of his family background or important information regarding his family members, siblings, and relatives. Besides that, most of the time he spent in his childhood days was with his parents. 

Kusumagraj had a very powerful image, and people still remember him for his contribution to Marathi literature and other fields. Mostly he is known for his social activities and his undeniable contribution to society and for its movement. His contribution to the society of India has brought many changes towards positivities.

What awards did Kusumagraj win?

Kusumagraj has won a lot of awards in his life. Some of the names of the awards are Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Bhushan, Jnanpith Award, Ram Ganesh Gadkari Award, and Sangeet Nātya Lekhan Award.

Kusumagraj's Hobbies And Interests

The interests and hobbies of Kusumagraj were writing and reading. 

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H. P. T. College in Nashik

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