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Jagdish Khebudkar Passes Away

77 years old Jagdish Khebudkar, eminent litterateur and lyricist of Marathi cinema, passed away due to renal failure. He was undergoing dialysis for renal ailment in a private hospital in Kohlapur.

He was a teacher by profession. During his half century long association with Marathi film industry, he wrote 2500 songs. He wrote songs in the masterpiece films like V.Shantaram’s Pinjara. Some of Khebudkar’s most memorable Marathi songs were written for the films Kunku Lavte Mahercha, Bijli, Don Baika Phajeeti Aika, Samna and Manaacha Mujra.He also wrote songs for the Marathi remakes of “Roja” and “Hey Ram”

He wrote his first poem when he was at the age of 16 and this was about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 and this poem was aired by the All India Radio. During his career, he also penned  3,500 poems, 25 stories and five plays among others. May his soul rest in peace.

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