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Writer and poet
Died when: 74 years 321 days (898 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Manik Godghate (Marathi: माणिक गोडघाटे), popularly known by his pen name Grace, was a Marathi prose writer and poet. He is most popular as lyricist of the Marathi song "Bhaya Ithale Sampat Nahi", which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar as the title track for the TV serial Mahashweta. His book Vaaryane Halte Raan (Marathi: वार्याने हलते रान The forest swings with the wind) was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011. His works include Churchbell and Mitvaa in prose, and Sandhyaakalchya Kavita, Rajputra Aani Darling, Saanjbhayaachayaa Saajani and Chandramadhaviche Pradesh in poetry. Influenced by Ingrid Bergman's acting in the film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness as if she was in grace, Manik Godghate decided to call himself "Grace". He revealed this in an interview with Akshaykumar Kale. The long interview (pg. 19 to 98) in published in his book "Gracevishayi...". Grace's first book of poetry, Sandhyaakalchya Kavita, is dedicated to Ingrid Bergman.