She would be cremated with full state honours, he added.
Born into a poor family in Satara district, Yamuna Vikram Jawale learned singing and started performing along with her sisters at a young age. Soon offers to act in the 'Tamasha' theatre followed, and she became famous as Yamunabai 'Waikar' across Maharashtra.
In 2012, she was honoured with a Padma Shri.
She also worked to create awareness about water conservation during the 1972 drought in Maharashtra and campaigned against archaic and regressive rituals of her Kolhati community, Chinchkar said.
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