Marathi Language Day is celebrated on February 27 annually. Also known as Marathi Bhasha Din, the day is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of a famous Marathi poet Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar. Popularly known as Vi. Va. Shirwadkar. he was one of the most eminent Indian poets. Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar was born on February 27, 1912. This year marks his 109th birth anniversary. Watch the video to know more about the day and the great poet.