There was always an avid sense of curiosity about Prof. Kurundkar in Maharashtra’s intellectual circles because of his original and insightful thinking on wide ranging subjects including Marathi literature, Indian history, politics, dramaturgy, literary criticism, aesthetics, and fine arts and so on. In accordance with his firm conviction that intelligentsia has a wider role in terms of spreading awareness in society, he used to travel all over Maharashtra to give lectures on various issues related to literature, history, contemporary political issues and so on. During one such lecture at Saraswati Bhuvan in Aurangabad, he passed away on stage on 10 February 1982. He was only fifty year old then.

 

LIFE JOURNEY OF NARHAR-KURUNDKAR

15th July 1932Born at Nandapur , Taluka Kalamnuri, Dist Parbhani
Primary Education
At Vasmat Dist Hingoli
Middle School Education
City College Hyderabad
June 1947
Matriculation, Admission To Inter
1948Arrested As Communist And Released
1951First Prize In Elocution Competition In Shardostava
1953First Article Published In Pratishthan
May 1954Married To Prabhavati
1955Joined Pratibha Niketan Highschool As Teacher (Worked up to 1963)
1956Series Of Articles On Aesthetics Of Mardhekar Published In Satyakatha
Lectures On Aesthetics (Soundryashastra) In Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangha
1957Passed Inter
1958Nominated As Senate Member In At Marathawad University
1960Lectures In Bharat Itihas Sanshodhan Mandal(Pune)
And Vasant Vyakhyanmala Pune
1961Passed B.A , Marathawada University
1962First Book Published Richardschi Kalamimansa
Co-authored with Shri. Shiwaji Gaulkar
1963Passed M A(Marathi) Marathawada University
Joined as Professor in Peoples College In Dept. of Marathi
April 1964President Marathawada Sahitya Parishad
1972Inaugurator Varoda Sahitya Samelan
1974Speaker At Series Of Lectures Arranged By All India Radio
1977Appointed as Principal Peoples College
1978President of Vangmay Parishad –Vadodara
1979Best Teacher Award From Govt. Of Maharashtra
10 th Feb 1982Died At Aurangabad