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Noted cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, brother of Vijay Tendulkar, dies at 82

The Pune-based cartoonist was suffering from a bladder ailment and had undergone a surgery on Sunday.

books Updated: Jul 11, 2017 14:47 IST
For the last several years,Tendulkar was socially active and worked to spread awareness about traffic issues through his cartoons and caricatures.
For the last several years,Tendulkar was socially active and worked to spread awareness about traffic issues through his cartoons and caricatures.(Photo courtesy: mangeshtendulkar.com)

Eminent cartoonist and author Mangesh Tendulkar died in Pune after a brief illness at a private hospital on Monday night, a source in his family said on Tuesday. Tendulkar was 82.

The veteran cartoonist was hospitalised on Sunday. He was suffering from a bladder ailment and had undergone a surgery, a hospital source said. Tendulkar was active until his final days and an exhibition of his select cartoons had been organised in the city last month. He was the younger brother of late playwright Vijay Tendulkar.

Through his cartoons, Tendulkar depicted various aspects of daily life. For the last several years, he was socially active and worked to spread awareness about traffic issues through his cartoons and caricatures. Some of his works were used by the Pune traffic department. He often used to stand at traffic signals and distribute postcards to commuters about traffic rules and safety .

As an author, he penned several books including Bhuichakra, Sunday Mood (a compilation of 53 articles and cartoons) and Kuni Pampato Ajun Kalokh. He was a regular contributor to various magazines and newspapers. His last rites will be performed in Pune on July 11.

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