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By | May 18, 2020

Marathi writer Ratnakar Matkari Dead Today

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Ratnakar Ramkrushna Matkari (17 November 1938 – 17 May 2020) was a Marathi writer, a movie and play producer/director, and a self-taught artist from Maharashtra, India.

Ratnakar Matkari was feeling a little tired. Four days ago, when Godrej was admitted to the hospital for a checkup, he underwent a covid test,  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.

Matkari was born on 17 November 1938 in Mumbai. After earning a degree in economics from Mumbai University in 1958, he worked at the Bank of India for the next twenty years. Since 1978, he devoted his time exclusively to writing and production/direction of movies and plays. He was married to artist Pratibha Matkari. He died on 17 May late evening in Mumbai.

Matkari acted in his own plays like Prem Kahani”, Vinashakadun Vinashakade”, “Lokakatha 78”, and Sate Lote. He also presented popular one man shows like “Adbhutachya Rajyat (अद्भुताच्या राज्यात).

Matkari notably promoted art house theatre. Thus, in 1972, he established Sootradhar (सूत्रधार), an institution which has produced thus far 12 art house plays.

Besides producing and directing plays for adults, Matkari notably established in 1962 Bal Natya Sanstha (बालनाट्यसंस्था), which has thus far produced 22 plays for children, most of them being one-act plays. He performed as an actor in many of these plays, including Sangati (सांगाती), “Sharvari (शर्वरी), “Chitratale Ghar” (चित्रातले घर), and “Tumachi Goshta (तुमची गोष्ट). NIKHARE THE NEW PLAY

Matkari presented a number of stage shows involving presentations of stories in front of Marathi audiences in India, Maskat, and, in 1986, the US. In 1999, he presented for different institutions 51 readings of the essay Tumhi Tithe Asayala Have (तुम्ही तिथे असायला हवे), which was a Marathi translation of Arundhati Roy’s English essay titled Greater Common Good.

Matkari directed a few TV serials. He presented on TV channel Mumbai Doordarshan 13 episodes of Sharadache Chandane (शरदाचे चांदणे), which comprised interviews of some prominent Marathi writers. During 1976–78, he presented 25 monthly shows of Gajara (गजरा), also on Mumbai Doordarshan.

For some years, Matkari served as a member of the advisory committee of All India Radio, and as a member of the film scrutinising committee during 1988–91.

He presided over Nirbhay Bano (निर्भय बनो) movement in 1995, Konkan Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, Mumbai branch in 2001, and Balkumar Sahitya Sammelan in Pune, also in 2001.

As an artist, Matkari prepared drawings for some stage crafts and drapery, and oil paintings for Narmada Andolan (नर्मदा आंदोलन). He designed covers of a few books.

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