Govind Vinayak Karandikar was born on August 23 ,1918. He was a well - known Marathi poet , writer , literacy critic and translator.Karandikar's poetic works include Svedganga , Mrudgandha ,Virupika and many more.There were also his selected antholgies , firstly Sanhita ( 1975 ) and Adimaya ( 1990 ) .Apart from this his poetic work for childern were Pari Ga Pari ( 1965 ) , Ranicha Bag ( 1961 ) and Sanchyche Kan ( 1963 ).
He also translated Poetics of Aristotle King Lear of Shakespeare in Marathi.Karandikar's collections of short essays include Sparshaachi Palvi (1958) and Akashacha Arth (1965).. He recieved awards for his literary work including the Keshavasut Prize, the Soviet Land Nehru Literary Award and many more.
He died on 14th March , 2010 at the age of 91 in Maharashtra.