Identified for his vibrant and various five-decade-long profession, Dharker, other than his contribution to the world of media and literature, was additionally the Founder and Director of the Mumbai Worldwide Literary Competition and Tata Literature Reside!. From being the Editor of a number of publications together with Mid-day and The Unbiased, he has additionally authored books and numerous columns each in India and overseas.
The 74-year outdated famous journalist was additionally a member of the Advisory Boards of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Doordarshan, the Youngsters’s Movie Society of India and a member of the advisory committee of the movie censor board.
Whereas being a columnist for The Indian Categorical newspaper, he authored the ebook “The Romance Of Salt”, a ebook on Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March.
Following the information of his passing, many famend figures have taken to social media platforms to ship their heartfelt messages and condolences and to lament the works of the late author.
Expressing grief over his sudden demise, politician, author and former worldwide diplomat, Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “Shocked &saddened by the information of @anilDharker’s passing. The literary world won’t be the identical with out him. His aptitude, wit &intelligence, his wide-ranging &eclectic tastes (all the time married to a respect for good writing)& his expertise&vitality for organisation make him irreplaceable.”
Lyricist and Chairman of the Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC) Prasoon Joshi tweeted,” Saddened to listen to about Anil Dharker passing away. Will miss and cherish the discussions we had about life. A stimulating thoughts, nurturer of literature and artwork who thrived on concepts.”
Devastated to listen to about Anil Dharker. He epitomised the caring & socially involved Mumbai mental.He elevated each job he did from selling artwork cinema to enhancing mags to operating Lit Reside.
In 1984 he gave me my first column. An amazing loss to India & to me personally. pic.twitter.com/sC1SaQg2sO
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) March 26, 2021
Very unhappy information. Anil Dharker, author, poet, journalist, editor, curator of the great Tata lit fest, cricket fanatic however most significantly, a caring humane citizen of Mumbai and India has handed away. Might be a lot missed . RIP my buddy!🙏
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 26, 2021
#RIP @anildharker .
Thanks for all of the chatter & heat recollections that span a lifetime.
Your zest and zeal for the literary world was so admired.
“A basic is a ebook that has by no means completed saying what it has to say.”
— Pooja Bedi (@poojabeditweets) March 26, 2021