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Marathi writer, playwright Ratnakar Matkari dead

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Veteran Marathi writer and

playwright Ratnakar Matkari has died, family sources said on Monday.

Matkari, 81, considered a pioneer of the children's drama movement in Marathi, died at a hospital in suburban Marol here late Sunday night, a BMC official said.

Matkari had tested coronavirus positive last week, the official said.

From story books for kids to plays, his work in Marathi literature was phenomenal, a writer said.

In his condolence message, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, We have lost a precious gem from the world of literature. He wrote for children and for grown-ups as well."


"His immense contribution in various forms such as plays, short stories, novel has enriched the world of Marathi literature," Thackeray said.

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First Published: Mon, May 18 2020. 10:18 IST
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