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Noted journalist and author Anil Dharker dead

Dharker was author of The Romance Of Salt, a e-book on Mahatma Gandhis Dandi March.

Noted journalist and author Anil Dharker died in Mumbai on Friday, a former colleague stated.

Dharker (74) was the founder and director of the Mumbai International Literary Festival, held in November yearly and was additionally the founder and director of Literature Live! which holds literary evenings all year long within the metropolis.

He underwent a bypass process at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday and died there Friday morning, the colleague stated.

Over a five-decade-long illustrious profession, Dharker had been a columnist and writer, an architect, a member of the advisory committee of the movie censor board and extra.

Dharker had been the editor of a wide range of publications, beginning with Debonair (a month-to-month), Mid-Day and Sunday Mid-Day (night papers); The Independent, a morning broad-sheet from the Times of India group and The Illustrated Weekly of India.

He was a columnist for The Indian Express newspaper and author The Romance Of Salt, a e-book on Mahatma Gandhis 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 Children’s Film Society of India and a number of 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: “Extremely saddened by the passing of the many talented Anil Dharker. I can safely say no other Indian Litfest curator had his deep, emotional commitment or drive. Knew him for well nigh 50 years. Flourish as much up there, dear Anil.”

In her tributes to Dharker, fellow author and columnist Shobhaa De tweeted: “Goodbye dearest Anil. An elegant mind, a stylish writer, and a loyal friend. You will be missed by all those whose lives you touched. RIP.”

Lyricist and Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Prasoon Joshi tweeted, “Saddened to hear about Anil Dharker passing away. Will miss and cherish the discussions we had about life. A stimulating mind, nurturer of literature and art who thrived on ideas.”

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