Ratnakar Matkari

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A still of Shri Ratnakar Ramakrishna Matkari who will be presented with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre Playwriting - Marathi by the President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in New Delhi on October 26, 2004.jpg

Ratnakar Ramkrushna Matkari (17 November 1938 – 17 May 2020) was a Marathi writer, director, and artist.[1] He was born in Mumbai, India.

Matkari worked as a columnist for newspapers and magazines in the 1970s. He wrote the column Soneri Savalya (सोनेरी सावल्या) in Apale Mahanagar (आपले महानगर) for four years. Matkari's 98 works thus far include 33 plays, 8 collections of his one-act plays, 18 books of his short stories, 3 novels, a book of poems for children, and 14 plays and three collections of plays for children.

In 2013, he directed a movie, Investment, that was based on his play of the same name.

Matkari died of COVID-19 on 17 May 2020 in Mumbai, aged 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ela Dutt. "Biennial Marathi Convention Attracts Thousands". News India Times. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  2. "Marathi writer, playwright Ratnakar Matkari dead". The Hindu. 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.