S.T.Godbole, Born on the 22nd of September 1913, Shree S.T. Godbole, the Translator and Editor of Swa.V.D. Savarkar’s Marathi book lost both of his parents before he was hardly seven years old. Reared up thereafter by his uncle, whose sole support he lost before he was matriculated in 1931, he became the first graduate of his big family of uncles and aunt, and sisters, prosecuting his high education on his own in penuary, having been cheated of his patrimony by his cousins, and in spite of the stiff opposition of his so called nearest and dearest. He got his M.A. and B.T. degrees and took up teaching as his vocation. He retired in September, 1971 as the Principal of Sir Elly Kadoorie High School, Bombay, at the completion of his 58th year.
He has been giving public speeches and writing articles in newspapers and magazines on literary, historical and educational topics. Years ago he had delivered a lecture on ‘the Development of ‘from’ in the Marathi Drama” at “The 30th Bharat Natya Sammelan” held at Nagpur in January, 1939. He was the Hon. Secretary of “Maharashtra Natya Sammelan during the years 1940-42.
He has translated into English Shree Gopal Gode’s book in Marathi,--- which Shree Gopal Godse has not yet been recently written a historical play in Marathi, called------on the politico-religious revolution by a Slave-Emperor, Khusrukhan, at Delhi in 1320, which is on its way to the Marathi Stage.
Shree Godbole had been the Convenor of a full-day Seminar on “Dharma and Education’ held in December, 1974 under the auspices of “Vishva Hindu Dharma Sammelan”.
Shree S.T.Godbole has been honoured for his literary work at “The Mumbai Mahanagar Sahitya Sammelan” held at Borivali, Bombay-92, in February, 1984.