Famous journalist and creator Anil Dharker died right here on Friday, a former colleague stated. Dharker (74) was the founder and director of the Mumbai Worldwide Literary Competition, held in November yearly and was additionally the founder and director of Literature Stay! which holds literary evenings all year long within the metropolis.
He underwent a bypass process at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday died there on Friday morning, the colleague stated.
Over a five-decade-long illustrious profession, Dharker had been a columnist and author, an architect, a member of the advisory committee of the movie censor board and extra.
Dharker had been the editor of quite a lot of publications, beginning with Debonair (a month-to-month), Mid-Day and Sunday Mid-Day (night papers); The Impartial, a morning broad-sheet from the Occasions of India group and The Illustrated Weekly of India.
He was a columnist for The Indian Specific newspaper and creator The Romance Of Salt, a ebook on Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March. Dharker had additionally labored as a TV present producer and anchor, and head of a information tv channel.
He was a member of the Advisory Boards of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Doordarshan, the Youngsters`s Movie Society of India and several other movie funds for the manufacturing of movies in India. He was additionally a recipient of a number of awards for journalism.
Expressing grief over Dharkers demise, columnist Bachi Karkaria tweeted: “Extraordinarily saddened by the passing of the numerous gifted Anil Dharker. I can safely say no different Indian Litfest curator had his deep, emotional dedication or drive. Knew him for nicely nigh 50 years. Flourish as a lot up there, pricey Anil.”
In her tributes to Dharker, fellow creator and columnist Shobhaa De tweeted: Goodbye dearest Anil. A sublime thoughts, a classy author, and a loyal buddy. You can be missed by all these whose lives you touched. RIP.”
Lyricist and Chairman of the Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC) Prasoon Joshi tweeted,” Saddened to listen to about Anil Dharker passing away. Will miss and cherish the discussions we had about life. A stimulating thoughts, nurturer of literature and artwork who thrived on concepts.”