Sudha Karmarkar (83), the veteran theatre artist, director, and pioneer of Children’s Theatre in Maharashtra, has passed away in Mumbai on February 5, 2018. Karmarkar founded the children’s theatre in Mumbai which is known as ‘Bal Rangbhumi- Little Theatre’ and directed various plays for children. She not only directed the plays but also acted in the plays. She initiated the movement of Little Theatre in 1959 with Madhu Manjiri the first ever children’s drama and since then the children in more than three decades enjoyed the plays which were truly meant for them. Many stars in Marathi film and stage industry emerged through this movement.