: शिरीष पै) (born 1929) is a social worker and a writer from Maharashtra
. She has written in Marathi
, primarily the former.
Shirish is the daughter of Acharya Atre
. She has a college degree in Law.
She joined her father's newspaper, Maratha
, as a journalist. She was deeply influenced by the Soviet thinking and way of life, and had toured the Soviet Union
and other Eastern Block countries.
Alongside her father, Shirish played a role in the Samyukta Maharashtra
She has written several books; they include collections of her poems. She introduced Haiku
form of poetry to Marathi literature
. Her literary work has received several national and state awards.
In a newspaper interview in June 2011 she revealed that she had started writing and composing poems from the time she was in secondary school and received great encouragement from her father in this regard.
Shirish was married to lawyer and journalist Venkatesh Pai. They have two sons, who are both lawyers. She currently resides in Mumbai
The following web page lists Shirish Pai's books: