Recommend poet Annabahu Sathe for Bharat Ratna Patil to CM

    Mumbai, Aug 1 (PTI) Maharashtra Minister Jayant Patil
on Saturday said the state government should recommend social
reformer and folk poet Annabhau Sathe for a posthumous 'Bharat
Ratna', the country's highest civilian award.
    In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the
NCP state unit chief said a recommendation for the award
should be sent to the Centre and this will be a true homage to
Sathe on his birth centenary on August 1.
    Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe went on to become a poet,
novelist and playwright of excellence, despite having no
formal schooling, Patil said.
    The state water resources minister visited Sathe's
home at Wategaon in Walwa taluka of Sangli district to pay
tribute to the poet on his birth centenary on Saturday. PTI MR

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