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Historical Event:
Dattatray Ramchandra Bendre, Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award winner and Kannad poet, was born.  on 1/31/1896

Dattatray Ramchandra Bendre, Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award winner and Kannad poet, was born.

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