Dilip Chitre


Dilip Chitre has been prominently present on the Marathi and English poetry scene in India for over fifty years. Poet, translator, fiction writer, painter, filmmaker, literary and art critic, playwright, and essayist. He has won many national and international awards and honours that include the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize, the Prix Special du Jury at the Festival des Trois Continents at Nantes, France, and three lifetime achievements awards----the Maharashtra Foundation Jeevan Gourav Puraskar, the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Puraskar, and the Kavi Gangadhar Memorial Award. Poetrywala published his As Is, Where Is : Selected English Poems (1964-2007) and Shesha: Selected Marathi Poems (1954-2008) in English Translation .He lives in Pune.