Pune: Eminent Marathi poet Manik Godghate alias "Grace" died today in a city hospital after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Known for his trend setting poetry which depicted pathos in human life with a mystical element, Godghat (75) who wrote with the pen name `Grace`, won many awards for his literature that also included collections of free flowing individualistic
He won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award last year for his book `Varyane halte raan`.
Acclaimed for his experimentation with poetic form, Grace was considered a path-breaking Marathi poet of his times. His collections of poems included `Sandhyakalchya Kavita`, `Rajputra and Darling`, ’Sanjbhayachay saajani` and
The other works of Grace in prose form included `Churchbell` and `Mitva`. The poet, who hailed from Nagpur, worked as a college lecturer in that city.