"Dr Anand Yadav's demise is a big loss. He was a great writer who had beautifully created some best books about rural social life," Fadnavis said in a statement.
He captured the transition and transformation in the agricultural society in his literature and created a perfect picture before the readers, he said.
His life was full of struggle and he succeeded in effectively representing the woes and sorrows of rural folk.
Marathi literature and readers will always miss him for unique empathy for village people and their lifestyle, Fadnavis added.