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Marathi author, children’s poet Kalyan Inamdar dead


Mumbai : Well-known Marathi author and children’s poet Kalyan Inamdar expired in Pune Monday afternoon following a brief illness, according to his publisher Arun Jakhade.

He was 68 and is survived by his wife and two daughters who are married, Jakhade told IANS by phone from Pune.

Inamdar July 2 suffered a brain haemorrhage and was rushed to the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital. He died this afternoon around 2.30 pm, Jakhade said.

A well-known name in Marathi literary circles, Inamdar was associated for several decades with the Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, said its secretary Madhavi Vaidya. He was conferred the MSP’s “Bal Kavita Vangmaya Puraskar-2008” recently, she said.

Honoured with several state and national awards in his five-decade long literary career, among other things Inamdar wrote five collections of children’s poems and a book, “Geet Rachana – Swaroop ani Vikas,” which is prescribed for students engaged in literary research and thesis.

Vaidya said Inamdar’s last rites would be conducted in Pune later this evening.