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Marathi playwright G P Deshpande passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Noted Marathi playwright and political thinker Govind P Deshpande died here today due to age-related ailments, family sources said.

Deshpande (74), won acclaim for his plays including 'Udhvasta Dharmashala' and 'Satyashodhak', the latter centred on the mission of pioneering social reformer Mahatma Phule.

Known for his insightful analysis of political processes, Deshpande was also considered an authority on He also taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University in for many years.

A large number of theatre personalities, including prominent playwright Satish Alekar, paid tributes to Deshpande saying his death had removed a thought-provoking writer from the Marathi literary scene.

First Published: Wed, October 16 2013. 23:00 IST