Later, he saw the potential in his native Konkani language, which became his lifelong work. Kelekar lived in his ancestral home—built by his father in —called "Kelekar House", in the village of Priol in central Goa.
Goa retained this status untilwhen it was declared a separate state. The pinnacle of his career Ravindra kelekar with Ravindra kelekar Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement in Ravindrabab has written extensively on the lives of these three Ravindra kelekar.
With a mission to reconnect the Goan diaspora all over the world, he started the weekly, Gomant Bharati —60 , published in the Latin script in Bombay.
Later, he saw the potential in his native Konkani language, which became his lifelong work.
His brief sojourn in Mumbai acquainted him with the revolutionary writings of the great Konkani crusader Shenoi Goembab, and helped him understand the distinctness of Konkani culture, the unparalleled misery of this language, and the need to reinstate Konkani to its deserving glory.
They also often have a deep spiritual aspect to them. His remains were cremated with State honours at his native village of Priol. He was compared favourably with pioneers in the Konkani literary movement, such as Shenoi Goembab.
The result of his formal initiation towards Konkani can be seen through Meergthe fortnightly he had edited while at Vardha; now back in Mumbai he edited Gomantbharatia weekly in Roman script of Konkani. Though if you find any incorrect name or meanings please report us.
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This turned out to be short-lived, as only a year later he plunged back into the Goa freedom movement. He joined the socio-political campaign against the merger of Goa into the neighbouring Maharashtra state, which ended after the plebiscite ofwith Goa retaining its separate identity albeit as a union territory.
On the vast canvass of experience and contemplation, his writings weave the motifs of understanding, commitment and compassion, reaching out to the alienated and the marginalized.
Hence making it a brilliant read even for the uninitiated into the Konkani Literary field. Similarly, Shallent Konkani Kityaak unfolds the significance of having Konkani medium schools in Goa. The Akademi's constitution also provides for electing 'Honorary Fellows' from among literary persons of outstanding merit who are not nationals of India, provided their number will not exceed ten at any given time.
A former Rajya Sabha member, his works have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. His maternal grandfather Lingubab Dalvi and his father Rajaram Kelekar emerge as role models for his future Ravindra kelekar.
His books have been translated into Hindi and other North Indian languages, and are used by universities. Later, he saw the potential in his native Konkani language, which became his lifelong work. Career Already deeply influenced by Gandhian philosophy, in Kelekar left his native Goa for Wardha, to be with noted Gandhian and writer Kakasaheb Kalelkar.
With a mission to reconnect the Goan diaspora all over the world, he started the weekly, Gomant Bharati —60published in the Latin script in Bombay. In his message to Kelekar, the Chief Minister said that he Kelekar has brought great honour and pride to the Goans by winning the prestigious award for Konkani, the official language of the state of Goa.
Desai, an eminent English fiction writer and novelist, has been known for her prodigious but quality writing and herworks include Cat on a Houseboat, Fire on the Mountain, which fetched her the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Peacock Garden and Riding the Midnight River.
However Shri Kelekar has finally managed to break that jinx. Besides, his public speeches and leadership in delegations, his inspiring newspaper columns were instrumental with those of a few others in turning the tables in favor of a separate political identity for Goa.
This turned out to be short-lived, as only a year later he plunged back into the Goa freedom movement.
He was a freedom fighter, Gandhian activist and a leading name in the modern Konkani movement. He is also known as a scholar, linguist, and creative thinker.
As such, the virtues of egalitarian humanism, ethical probity, spirit of justice and secularism are inherent to his progressive mindset, his constructive activism and his bold espousal of truth.
In he left Goa to Wardha.Ravindra Kelekar (March 25, – August 27, ) was a noted Indian author who wrote primarily in the Konkani language, though he also wrote in Marathi and Hindi.  A Gandhian activist, freedom fighter and a pioneer in the modern Konkani movement, he is a.
Ravindra Kelekar was a noted Indian author who wrote primarily in the Konkani language, though he also wrote in Marathi and Hindi. A Gandhian activist, freedom fighter and a pioneer in the modern Konkani movement, he was a well known Konkani scholar, linguist, and creative thinker.5/5(1).
Released a book on extracts of #RavindraKelekar’s literature dedicated to my late sister Dr Madhavi Sardesai. Sampada Kunkolienkar’s book release at Priol, Mardol saw veteran #Konkani writers converge and resolve to build a new #Goa dedicated to #Goem #Goemkar & #Goenkarponn!
Panaji: Ravindra Kelekar, eminent Konkani author who has been declared the joint winner of the 42nd Jnanpith Award for the year has a number of feathers in his illustrous cap.
A Padma Bhushan and fellow of the Sahitya Academy, Delhi the octogenarian has also several books to his credit. Ravindra Kelekar was the first Goan civilian to be bade farewell with a guard of honour. That the rifles expectedly misfired during the farewell is not suprising.
It only. Shri Ravindra Kelekar has been bestowed the Jnanpith Award for in November This event marks an important time for the Konkani Language. Inspite of Konkani being recognised as an official language by the Indian Constitution, the Jnanpith Award had .Download