Famous orator and former vice-chancellor of Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Shivajirao Bhosale, 82, died on Tuesday evening after a brief illness.
His body will be kept at Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad office at Tilak Road in Pune between 7am and 8am on Wednesday before taking it to Phaltan for the last rites.
Bhosale was admitted to a local hospital at Phaltan last Wednesday and later brought to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital on Saturday.
He was suffering from a cough but his condition became critical after the infection reached his lungs on Tuesday morning. He breathed his last at 7pm the same day.
Bhosale is survived by his wife, a married son, a married daughter and grandchildren.
Bhosale had created a record of delivering lectures at the famous Vasant Vyakhyanmala, the spring lecture series, in Pune for 28 years continuously between 1969 and 1997.
He was famous for his style of oratory which used to mesmerise the audience.
He was also a regular orator during the Srimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Mandal lecture series for many years and had delivered 30 lectures for a month during the centenary celebrations of the mandal.
Born on July 15, 1927, in Karad, which was then in Satara district, Shivaji Anant Bhosale was educated at Vita in Sangli district during primary education. He completed his high school education from Satara High School and New English School in Satara.
He studied at Rajaram College in Kolhapur and was also a student of Wadia College in Pune. He became a law graduate from ILS Law College in Pune and practised at Satara along with his elder brother Babasaheb Bhosale, who later became chief minister of Maharashtra.
He became a faculty member at Mudhoji College in Phaltan after completing MA LLB and worked with Mudhoji College as principal for 25 years after which he assumed the charge of vice-chancellor of Marathwada University between 1988 and 1991.