Deshpande studied at Parle Tilak Vidyalaya.He attended Ismail Yusuf College after high school and then Government law college for LLB. Later he attended Fergusson College in Pune and obtained his Masters in Arts, (M.A.) in 1950. He also took lessons in playing harmonium from Dattopant Rajopadhye of Bhaskar Sangitalaya
Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande
Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande (8 November 1919 – 12 June 2000), popularly known by his initials (“Pu. La.”) or as P. L. Deshpande was a Marathi writer and humorist from Maharashtra,
India. He was also an accomplished film and stage actor, script writer, author, music composer, musician (he played the harmonium), singer and ora tor. He was often referred to as “Maharashtra’s beloved personality“.