Bhalchandra Pendharkar was affectionately known as Anna and gained immense popularity through his play Duritanche Timir Javo.
Pendharkar played a vital role in the strenghtening of the “Lalitkaladarsh Natak Mandali” which was founded in 1908 by Keshavrao Bhosale in the year 1907.
Among Pendharkar’s most memorable contributions to the field of theatre were plays like ‘ Duritanche Timir Jaavo’, ‘Panditrao Jagannath’, ‘Gita Gaati Dnyaneshwar’ and ‘Shabbas Birbal Shabbas’.
He gained immense popularity through his play “Duritanche Timir Javo”. The song “Aai Tujhi Aathvan Yete” in Marathi was very popular from this play.
He himself was a very deciplined personality and he ensured that the play starts on time.
He has recored over 300 plays which were played in Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh.
This itself is a great collection for future generations. He has two sons and a daughter. Dhnyanesh Pendharkar is a singer and actor.
Bhalchandra Pendharkar died at a private hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday August 11, 2015 after a brief illness. He was age 94.