Zee Gaurav Awards 2011 – the most spectacular awards Marathi IndustryZee Gaurav Awards 2011 – the most spectacular awards in Marathi Industry Zee Marathi, Maharashtra's leading Marathi channel, media and entertainment conglomerate with its entirespirits hosted the most spectacular Awards in Marathi Industry – The Zee Gaurav Awards 2011. Zee Marathicommemorated the Goodknight Advanced presents Zee Gaurav Awards 2011 at an extravagant ceremony atZee Marathi has announced awards to the prominent and talented personalities for their outstanding performancefrom 26 categories in films, 14 categories in commercial plays, 10 categories in experimental plays and 11 forrevival play for Zee Gaurav 2011. This year, Zee Marathi has felicitated renowned versatile famous theatrepersonality Madhukar Toradmal and veteran persona from experimental theatre Arun Kakade and legendary editorof 'Sholey', 'Shaan', 'Seeta Aur Geeta' and 'Sagar' fame M. S. Shinde for the lifetime achievement award –Zee JeevanGaurav Puraskar. Other great achievers like Sulbha Deshpande, Dr. Mohan Agashe and Ramesh Deo took thehonors of offering these Awards respectively. A special Award named Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe, which is given for extravagant performance in Marathi as wellas Hindi Film industry was given this year to cinematographer Mahesh Limaye. He has demonstrated his excellencein many Bollywood films namely, 'Corporate', 'Traffic Signal', 'Fashion' and his latest big hit – 'Dabaang' and Marathi movies like 'Uttarayan', 'Evdhasa Abhaal' and 'Natarang'. Famous Producer, Director Madhur Bhandarkar felicitated this award to Mahesh Limaye.For this prestigious award, many well known faces from Marathi Industry marked their presence including Director N Chandra, Nivedita, Ashok Saraf, Bharat Jadhav, Devaki Pandit, Usha Nadkarni, Smita Talwalkar, Bharat Dabholkar, Makarand Deshpande, Dr Mohan Agashe, Mrunal Kulkarni, Tushar Dalvi, Sunil Barve, noted art director Nitin Desai. The evening was marked by some dazzling dance performances by Sonali Kulkarni, Girija Oak, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Urmila Kanetkar and Aarti Solanki. Makrand Anaspure left the audience in splits with his insightful skits commenting on the current scams. Hindi singer and music director duo Vishal-Shekhar set the stage on fire with their energetic performance.Hosted by Swapnil Joshi and Pushkar Shrotri, Goodknight Advanced presents Zee Gaurav Awards 2011. Marathi latest news, Maharashtra news, national news, international news, sportsnews, business news, breaking news, Marathi No. 1 news paper, Lokmat Read latest and breaking Marathi news online at Maharashtra Times covering all Maharashtra cities news in Marathi Language. Maharashtra News in Marathi - ABP Majha provides latest Maharashtra news inMarathi, including current affairs in Maharashtra, today's Maharashtra news Read latest and breaking news online at Sakal. News from all cities in Maharashtra inMarathi Language. The largest publishing house in Maharashtra (India). The Marathi language has a long history of literature and culture. The first Marathi newspaper, Darpan, was started on 6 January 1832 by Balshastri Jambhekar. The paper was bilingual fortnightly also published in English as The Bombay Darpan and stopped publishing in 1840. Founded in 1881 by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the daily Kesari was a prominent newspaper of the pre-Independence era with a large readership. It claimed to have circulation of 3500 within two years of establishment and reached up to 22,000 during 1908. Narayan Meghaji Lokhande's
Marathi daily Din Bandhu, which focused on social causes of labour class, was the second largest circulation in Bombay Presidencywith 1650 copies a week in 1884. The offices of Hindi and Marathi TV news channels IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat in Noida and Mumbai were attacked and vandalised by Shiv Sena activists on 20 November 2009 who also slapped the chief editor Nikhil Wagle in the face (footages of which were shown on the channel itself after the attack). Shiv Sena attributed the attacks to the criticisms of Bal Thackeray by the news channel over his remarks on Sachin Tendulkar. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut described the attacks as "spontaneous although it was vivid to be a planned act by Sena out of frustration of past few tough days of elections. Shiv Sena claimed that the people involved in that spontaneous attack were beaten up by rented goons of the Nikhil Wagle as he was aware of the possible attack.