Pu. La. Deshpande (P. L. Deshpande), (Purushottam Laxman Deshpande) was a well-known Marathi writer, humorist from Maharashtra. His contribution to Marathi literature will never be forgotten. People from whole Maharashtra cherish his work. Every literature student from Maharashtra (especially, Marathi literature student) knowns him.
There is a garden named after him on Tanaji Malusare road (Sinhgad road) in Pune, Maharashtra, India.