Marathi writer, playwright Ratnakar Matkari dead

Mumbai, May 18 (PTI) Veteran Marathi writer and

playwright Ratnakar Matkari has died, family sources said on


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. PTI KK ND VT


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