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Vijay Tendulkar

BJP workers burn the effigy of Marathi writer Vijay Tendulkar near the BJP office in Ahmedabad. The demonstrators protested against Tendulkar for allegedly making statements against Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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Monday May 19. 2008
Noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar (January 6, 1928 - May 19, 2008) breathed his last in Pune after a protracted illness. Tendulkar, 80, was suffering from myasthenia gravis, a muscular disorder. Author of controversial works like 'Ghashiram Kotwal' and 'Sakharam Binder', Tendulkar was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1984. He also received the 'Sangeet Natak Akademi', 'Saraswati Sanman', 'Kalidas Sanman' awards for his works and Filmfare award for best screen play, which he wrote for movies like 'Manthan', 'Akrosh' and 'Ardhasatya'.

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