Krishnarao Ganpatrao Sable
कृष्णराव गणपतराव साबळे
Born(1923-09-03)3 September 1923
Pasarni, Wai, Satara, India
Died20 March 2015(2015-03-20) (aged 91)
Nationality India (1923-2015)
Occupation(s)Folk Artist
Spouse(s)Bhanumati Sable (divorced)
Radhabai Sable
ChildrenDevdatta Sable (Son)
Charusheela Vachani (Daughter)
Vasundhara Sable (Daughter)
Yashodhara Shinde (Daughter)
ParentGanpatrao Sable
RelativesKedar Shinde (Grandson)
AwardsSangeet Natak Akademi Award (1984),
Padma Shri (1998)
Musical career
Years active1947–2015

Krishnarao Ganpatrao Sable, popularly known as Shahir Sable (3 September 1923 – 20 March 2015), was a Marathi language folk artist from Maharashtra, India.[1] He was an accomplished singer, playwright, performer and folk theatre (Loknatya) producer & director.[2][3] He was awarded with Padma Shri – India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 1998 for his contribution in the field of arts.

Early life

Shahir Sable was born in a small village called Pasarni, in the Wai taluka of district Satara to Ganpatrao Sable in 1923.[4] He learned to play the flute in childhood. After finishing his primary schooling in Pasarni, he moved to his maternal uncle's place in Amalner, Jalgaon, where he studied till 7th grade and soon left school. At Amalner, he became close to Sane Guruji and spent time with Sane Guruji during the freedom struggle. With his shahiri, he started contributing to the struggle. He also started "Jagruti Shahir Mandal" during that time.

Famous works

Noted Songs

Noted Plays


Notable family members of Shahir Sable -

Awards and recognition

Padma Shri Award – India's fourth highest civilian honour


He died at his residence in Mumbai on 20 March 2015 at the age of 91.[6][15]



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