Pune: Marathi Playwright Vijay Tendulkar Passes Away


Pune, May 19: Noted Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar died on Monday at his residence here after prolonged illness. He was 80 years old.

Family sources said Tendulkar died at about 8 a.m. He had been unwell for the past two months.

A Padma Bhushan awardee, Tendulkar was best known for his plays Ghashiram Kotwal and Sakharam Binder. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement.

In 1977, Tendulkar won the National Film Award for his screenplay of Shyam Benegal's movie Manthan . He also wrote the screenplays for other critically acclaimed films like Nishant , Akrosh and Ardh Satya.


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  • sunil, bikaner

    Thu, May 22 2008

    He was an asset in Indian writing/Literature. It is a great loss to India as we had lost such a big hero

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