Mahanirvan has been considered as one of the most distinguished plays, a reputed milestone in the history of Indian Theatre. Right from the 1st show of the play, in 1974, till today with about 400 shows; it is considered to be one of the finest pieces of artistic craftsmanship. The theme /content of this play is so apt & relevant to socio-cultural aspects that it has been translated & performed in more than 10 languages across the country. Mahanirvan is also one of the prescribed texts in the university curriculum for literature courses. Besides its extraordinarily different writing style, it is highly revered for its treatment on stage- The entire play is performed in a lyrical/ musical form using Maharashtrian folk lore like Kirtan, Gondhal, Bhajan, Abhang etc. With its unique feature of canny humour & black comedy, the play aptly highlights the intricacies of human relations & emotional ethos, while passing subtle messages on socio-cultural systems, typical human tendencies, customs & traditions etc.