Noted Journalist & Writer Anil Dharker No More

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Mumbai: Veteran journalist and writer Anil Dharker, who founded the Mumbai International Literary Festival, died here on Friday. He was 74.

Dharker underwent a bypass procedure at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, news agency PTI reported.

In a career spanning over five decades, Dharker had been a columnist and writer, an architect, and a member of the advisory committee of the film censor board. He was also the editor of several publications including Mid-Day and The Independent. He also played an important role in opening the Akashwani Auditorium in south Mumbai as an art movie theatre.

His columns appeared in leading publications both in India and abroad. He was the author of The Romance of Salt, a book on Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March.

Dharker had also worked as a TV show producer and anchor, and head of a news TV channel.

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