Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday condoled the death of noted littérateur Anand Yadav who passed away in Pune on Sunday.
“Dr Anand Yadav’s demise is a big loss. He was a great writer who beautifully created some of the best books about rural social life,” said Fadnavis, speaking about the 80-year-old author and Sahitya Akademi awardee .
Yadav captured the transition and transformation in the agricultural society in his literature and created a perfect picture for readers, added Fadnavis.
“His life was full of struggle and he succeeded in effectively representing the woes and sorrows of rural folk. Marathi literature and its readers will always miss him for his unique empathy for villagers and their lifestyle,” he added.
Yadav’s autobiography ‘Zombi’ had won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1991. He had penned around 40 books comprising collections of essays and poems. The Marathi movie ‘Natrang’, based on Yadav’s novel of the same name had garnered critical acclaim.