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Life dedicated to art of capturing the ‘now’ -with a smile and smirk

Such interesting facts on the legend will come to light in the new autobiography titled ‘Rangresha Vyangresha’ which has been transcribed by Swati Prabhimirashi. The book has been published by Anubandh Prakashan.

pune Updated: Jul 11, 2018 17:34 IST
Prachi Bari
Prachi Bari
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Cover of Mangesh Tendulkar’s autobiography.(HT Photo)

Tendulkar was also a theatre critic and used to write for daily newspapers. He acted in plays and also tried his hand at backstage for theatre productions. He used to double up as a make-up artist too, at times.

Such interesting facts on the legend will come to light in the new autobiography titled ‘Rangresha Vyangresha’ which has been transcribed by Swati Prabhimirashi. The book has been published by Anubandh Prakashan.

Prabhimirashi chanced to meet Tendulkar for an interview for a Diwali magazine. He liked the article and came up with the idea that she should record his words and transcribe it.

People will learn lesser known facts and interesting details about renowned cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar through an autobiography, which will be released on July 23 by actor Rahul Solapurkar in Pune.

Tendulkar died on July 10 2017 at the age of 83, after a brief illness. He was well known for his straightforward views on civic issues. He was especially famous for his cartoons depicting violations of traffic norms.

“I started recording Tendulkar’s responses to my questions. The process started in 2015. At the end of it, I had 50 hours of recordings and 6 notebooks of 200 pages each. He would scan through the notes and make remarks,” said Prabhumirashi.

The book throws light on his personal life, time spent with his four brothers, marriage and sons.

“ The book speaks about how Tendulkar was not a very good student in school. Even in drawing, he did not do well and his parents had given up on him,” she said.

Anil Kulkarni, publisher of the book, said, “Such autobiographies say a lot about the person, especially when they are written about creative people, I want to publish it and bring his character to the fore. He used the pictorial language to get his point across. ”

The book is 288 pages with 24 colour pages showing some of the old photographs as well as his cartoons. The cost of the book is Rs 400.

First Published: Jul 11, 2018 17:34 IST