Vijay Tendulkar

Indian Writer
Born Jan 6, 1928

Vijay Tendulkar was a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator primarily in Marāthi. He is best known for his plays, Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe (1967), Ghāshirām Kotwāl (1972), and Sakhārām Binder (1972). Many of Tendulkar's plays derived inspiration from real-life incidents or social upheavals, which provides clear light on harsh realities.… Read More

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1928 Birth Vijay Dhondopant Tendulkar was born on 6 January 1928 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, where his father held a clerical job and ran a small publishing business. … Read More


1942 14 Years Old At age 14, he participated in the 1942 Indian freedom movement, leaving his studies. … Read More


1956 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Breaking the vow, in 1956 he wrote Śrīmant, which established him as a good writer. Śrīmant jolted the conservative audience of the times with its radical storyline, wherein an unmarried young woman decides to keep her unborn child while her rich father tries to "buy" her a husband in an attempt to save his social prestige. … Read More


1967 39 Years Old It was presented on the stage for the first time in 1967 and proved as one of his finest works.


1971 43 Years Old Satyadev Dubey presented it in movie form in 1971 with Tendulkar's collaboration as the screenplay writer.
1972 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In his 1972 play, Sakhārām Binder (Sakhārām, the Binder), Tendulkar dealt with the topic of domination of the male gender over the female. … Read More


1991 63 Years Old In 1991, Tendulkar wrote a metaphorical play, Safar, and in 2001 he wrote the play, The Masseur. … Read More
2001 73 Years Old Tendulkar's son Raja and wife Nirmala had died in 2001; his daughter Priya Tendulkar died the next year (2002) of a heart attack following a long battle with breast cancer.
2002 74 Years Old Following the post-Godhra communal carnage in Gujarat in 2002, Tendulkar reacted by saying that "If I had a pistol, I would shoot Chief Minister Narendra Modi". … Read More
2005 77 Years Old In 2005, a documentary titled Tendulkar Āni Himsā: Kāl Āni Āj ("Tendulkar and Violence: Then and Now") with English subtitles (produced by California Arts Association - CalAA - directed by Atul Pethe) was released.
2007 79 Years Old In 2007, a short film about Tendulkar, Ankahin, (director Santosh Ayachit) was released. … Read More
2008 80 Years Old Tendulkar died in Pune on 19 May 2008, battling the effects of myasthenia gravis.
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