Renowned Marathi Writer, Activist Anil Awachat No More


Mumbai: Marathi author and social activist Anil Awachat breathed his last on Thursday morning. He was 78.

Awachat was the founder-director of the Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune and associated with several social causes.

He is survived by his daughters Mukta Puntambekar and Yashoda. He was from Otur and the eldest of eight brothers. His father wished him to become a doctor.

Known for his books including Purnia, Awachat regularly wrote for Marathi magazines and other publications. He also had a stint as a journalist and was known for his reportage.

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