Noted writer, journalist Arun Sadhu passes away at 76
Veteran Marathi writer and journalist, Arun Sadhu, passed away this morning at a government hospital in Mumbai; he was 76. He was admitted to the hospital in Sion yesterday in a critical condition and was put on a ventilator in the ICU. The Dean-In-Charge of the hospital, Dr. Jayshree Mondkar, said he was suffering from an existing heart condition of cardiomyopathy. Here's more!
Arun Sadhu's family members said, according to his last wishes, they would perform no rites, and his body would be donated for research to the hospital. He breathed his last around 4.30 am; his body would be taken to his Bandra residence. His body would be kept at his home for some time after which it will be taken back to the hospital.
Arun Sadhu was best known for his first novel, Mumbai Dinank, and books Kakasaheb Gadgil and Simhasan; Simhasan was adapted into a Marathi film. Besides short stories, he wrote several novels in Marathi, Hindi, and English and received a Sahitya Akademi Award. He worked with several newspapers and wrote on the rise of Shiv Sena, the Vietnam War, and the Chinese communist revolution.
The veteran writer received several awards like Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, NC Kelkar Award, Acharya Atre Award, Janasthan Award of Nashik's Kusumagraj Pratishthan, and US-based Maharashtra Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. Arun Sadhu was also the President of the 80th Annual Marathi Literary Meet.