Veteran Marathi writer and playwright Ratnakar Matkari has died, family sources said on Monday.
Matkari, 81, considered a pioneer of the childrens drama movement in Marathi, died at a hospital in suburban Marol here late Sunday evening, a BMC official stated.
According to the reviews, National award winner Ratnakar Matkari had been feeling tired for the previous few days. He was admitted to Godrej Hospital 4 days in the past for a corona check. He was shifted to Seven Hills Hospital for therapy after his check report was positive. However, he succumbed to his injuries at around 11.30 pm on Sunday.
The writing journey, which started on the age of sixteen, continued unabated till the age of 81.
From story books for youths to performs, his work in Marathi literature was phenomenal, a author stated.
In his condolence message, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, We have lost a valuable gem from the world of literature. He wrote for kids and for grown-ups as effectively.””His immense contribution in numerous types akin to performs, brief tales, novel has enriched the world of Marathi literature,” Thackeray stated.