Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar passes away
Sanjay Jha | May 18, 2008 at 11:47 pmby
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One of the leading light of Indian theatre Vjay Tendulkar had died after prolong illness. He was known for his sharp playwright.
Noted Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar died on Monday at his residence here after prolonged illness. He was 80 years old.
Family sources said Tendulkar died at about 8 a.m. He had been unwell for the past two months.
He was suffering from myasthenia gravis-- a muscular disorder -- and had been admitted to a city hospital a few weeks back.
"He slipped into coma on Sunday and never regained consciousness," Dr Shirish Prayag, who was treating him, said.
A large number of theatre and film personalities, including Amol Palekar and Lalan Sarang, visited the hospital to pay their last respect to the author.
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