Year of Establishment: 1942
IndiaMART Member Since: 2011
Brief Introduction of Majestic - Mr Ashok Keshav Kothawale
In the year 1942, the founder, Mr Keshavrao Kothavale, had started a Book store called Majestic Bookstall, under the shade of a Banyan tree in Girgaum. Thereafter, at Girgaum itself, he started another store at Suratvala Building. Slowly, he expanded his business by opening bookshops at Dadar, Pane, etc.
In 1983, after his sad demise, his son, Mr. Ashok Kothawale, shouldered the responsibility of running Majestic Prakashan.
Mr Keshavrao had built a Majestic two storey building in Pane. Its first floor was dedicated to a Book section. To attract book lovers, he started a discussion hour called " Majestic Gappa"
The same concept has been extended by his son, Ashok, for the book lovers of Mumbai, in Vile Pane. In 1984, he took a big leap by starting Majestic Book Depot at Thane.'
A most prestigious award in Marathi publications, called "V.P. Bhagwat Award" was also given to Majestic . In 2004, Mr Ashok Kothavale has been felicitated as "Best Publisher " in "Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan" , at Aurangabad.
Majestic Prakashan have been given awards for many of their publications, namely by "Sahitya Academy" , " Maharashtra Rajya Puraskar" , "Daman' Puraskar", "Keshav Bhikaji Dhavale", "B.G. Dhavale", and "Maharashtra Foundation". etc.
Above 1500 books of well known Marathi authors have been published and promoted By Majestic Prakashan.
In 1997 at Thane a Mega Book Centre was opened for people to browse through books according to their own selection, it was a great success.
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