Mumbai cop’s poem on prostitution selected for Marathi literary meet

He wrote his poem ‘Gaavakusa Bahercha Ukirda’ in Marathi while he was posted in Mumbai’s red light area Kamathi Pura


This is another feather in Mumbai Police’s cap, as Nandkumar Sawant, a Mumbai Police constable will read out his poem at a literary meet in Vadodara on Saturday. His poem describes the plight of sex workers forced into prostitution.

Sawant, who is working in the Mumbai Police for the last 30 years is now employed as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Port Zone office in South Mumbai. He had written the poem in Marathi, comprehending the struggles and agony of sex workers and their conditions while he was posted at a police chowky in the red light area of Mumbai, Kamathipura as he got to observe the lives of the prostitutes very closely. He penned down their pain and will now perform his work of art at the All India Marathi Literary Meet held on February 17.

His poem is titled as, ‘Gaavakusa Bahercha Ukirda.’ Mumbai police commissioner Dutta Padsalgikar has congratulated him for his empathetic move.