Veteran Marathi actor Shrikant Moghe passes away; Sharad Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis tweet condolences

Shrikant Moghe was suffering from age-related ailments, his family said.

FP Staff March 07, 2021 10:02:32 IST
Veteran Marathi actor Shrikant Moghe passes away; Sharad Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis tweet condolences

Shrikant Moghe

Veteran Marathi stage and film actor Shrikant Moghe died at his residence in Pune on Saturday, family sources said. He was 91.

He was suffering from age-related ailments, sources said.

Moghe was known for his long association with Pu La Deshpande, acting in a number of his plays. He also directed several plays, most notably Varaat and the satire Tujhe Aahe Tujpashi, reports Times of India.

He also worked with the filmmaker Jabbar Patel in Sinhaasan and Umbartha.

Several leaders including Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis paid tribute to the veteran actor on Twitter.

Moghe was born on 6 November, 1929, at Kirloskarwadi in the Sangli district.

His family included his poet-lyricist brother Sudhir, who passed away almost seven years ago, and his son Shantanu and daughter-in-law Priya Marathe, both actors.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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