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
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
"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