Shahir Krishnarao Sable
|Died||20 March 2015 (aged 91)|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Folk artist, Singer, playwright, actor|
|Children||Devdatta Sable (Son)|
Charusheela Sable (Daughter)
Vasundhara Sable (Daughter)
Yashodhara Sable (Daughter)
|Awards||Padma Shri Award 1998|
Krishnarao Ganpatrao Sable, popularly known as Shahir Sable (3 September 1923 – 20 March 2015), was a Marathi language folk artist from Maharashtra, India. He was an accomplished singer, writer, playwright, performer and Loknatya (Folk theater) producer-director.
Shahir Sable was born in a small village called Pasarni, in the Wai taluka of district Satara to Ganpatrao Sable in 1923. 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.
He died in his residence in Mumbai on 20 March 2015 at the age of 91.