Marathi people: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Marathi actor Jairam Kulkarni passes away

Famous Marathi actor Jairam Kulkarni recently passed away in Pune at the age of 88. His last movie was ‘Khel Aayushyacha’, which was released recently. Jairam Kulkarni had acted in more than 150 films, which includes several critically acclaimed films. Before starting his career as an actor, Kulkarni had worked in Akashwani.

Rohit Sharma becomes first-ever batsman to score twin hundreds in his first Test as opener

Rohit Sharma from India has become the first-ever batsman to score hundreds in each innings of his maiden Test as an opener in Visakhapatnam against South Africa.  He also broke the record for most sixes in a Test with 13 hits over the fence & surpassed Pakistan’s Wasim Akram who smashed 12 in a game ..

Madhuri Dixit chosen as goodwill ambassador for Maharashtra polls

Actor Madhuri Dixit has been chosen as goodwill ambassador by the Chief Electoral Office (CEO) in Maharashtra to create awareness among people about the importance of voting. The State Assembly polls are scheduled for October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. She will be seen in a video titled ‘Let’s Vote” speaking ..

Dhaval Kulkarni authors book “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and Shadow of their Senas”

The book titled “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of their Senas” is written by journalist-author Dhaval Kulkarni.  The book is a deep-dive narrative into the history of the Thackeray family, life and times of their grandfather, social reformer-author Prabodhankar Thackeray, and the childhood and political careers of Uddhav and Raj Thackeray. It ..

Vikram Sampath authors ‘Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past’

The book ‘Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past 1883-1924’ has been authored by Bengaluru-based historian Vikram Sampath. It describes the life of freedom fighter and Philosopher Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) from his birth in 1883 to his conditional release to Ratnagiri in 1924.

Kiran Nagarkar, acclaimed English-Marathi novelist and playwright, passes away

Kiran Nagarkar (77), the acclaimed English-Marathi novelist and playwright, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 5th September 2019. He was known for his works  such as ”Saat Sakkam Trechalis” (Seven Sixes Are Forty Three) (1974), ”Ravan and Eddie” (1994) and the epic English novel ”Cuckold” (1997). He  released his latest novel ”Jasoda” in November ..

India accepts Consular Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistani Jails

The Indian Government was offered and accepted the offer made by Pakistan which aims to provide consular access to imprisoned Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. While Pakistan claims that Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian Spy, India claims that he has no relation with the Indian Intelligence agencies. The Indian government maintains that Mr. Jadhav was running ..

The rare footage of 1948 film Vande Mataram becomes part of NFAI

The rare footage of an iconic Marathi film Vande Mataram (1948) has become part of the Pune-based National Film Archives of India (NFAI). A Video Home System (VHS) cassette containing about 35 minute footage of the film is part of the collection that was donated to NFAI by Dinesh Thakur ( nephew of Sunita Deshpande) ..