Noted poet M D Mahanor has been selected for this year's Janasthan award, instituted by city-based Kusumagraj Pratishthan, for his contribution to Marathi literature.
The award in the form of Rs one lakh cash, memento, citation, would be given to the poet in Nashik on February 27, Dr Yashwant Barve, one of the trustees of the Pratishthan, told reporters in Nashik on Saturday.
Born on September 16, 1942 at Palaskhede village in Aurangabad district, Namdev Dhondo Mahanor, has to his credit anthology of verses including 'Pavasali Kavita', 'Dayaghana', 'Ranatyla Kavati' 'Panzad', 'Palaskhedchi Ganni', 'Gatha Shivrayachi'.
He has penned a novel 'Gandhari', and his short stories include 'Gapsap', and 'Gavakadlya Goshti'. Some of the poems from his another anthology 'Vahi' were used in noted Marathi movies like 'Jait Re Jait, and 'Vidushak'. Mahanor was nominated to State Legislature Council in 1978 and was also honoured with Padamshree