Anil Dharker, Journalist and Author passes away
Anil Dharker, Journalist and Author passed away on Friday morning. As per writer Meenal Baghel's tweet, he was hospitalised for a heart ailment.
During the span of his multi decade career, Dharker had been a columnist, writer, architect, member of the advisory committee of the film censor board and much more. He was also the Editor of several publications including Mid-day and The Independent.
Dharekar founded the Mumbai International Literary Festival, and responsible for opening the Akashwani Auditorium in South Bombay as an art movie theatre. His columns, have appeared in leading publications both in India and abroad, and he is also the author of The Romance of Salt.
Saddened to hear about @anildharker passing away. Will miss and cherish the discussions we had about life . A stimulating mind, nurturer of literature and art who thrived on ideas.— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) March 26, 2021
Deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of journalist & author Anil Dharker, founder of Literature Live! & Mumbai International Literature Festival. An old friend & one-time colleague. RIP— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) March 26, 2021
Sad to hear that Anil Dharker is no more. RIP. https://t.co/8ieBjHds1R— Nirmal Ghosh (@karmanomad) March 26, 2021
Terrible new about @anildharker . He has been a big influence in Mumbai journalism and was an unfailingly kind man.— Meenal Baghel (@writemeenal) March 26, 2021
I am extremely saddened to hear about the passing away of a lovely human being, always in his immaculate bespoke churidaar-Kurta :Anil Dharker.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) March 26, 2021
The ultimate intellectual liberal who made Tata Literature Live event a global brand and loved books. He loved life. We will miss him.
Sad news coming in of @anildharker passing away. Was my editor at Mud-Day & The Independent. Man of delectable prose and varied interests. Sports buff. Compassionate and caring. Freethinker and fiercely democratic. RIP— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 26, 2021