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DNPUN19739 | 10/17/2009 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :276 | Art & Culture

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He excelled as a performer when the art form was at its zenith

Noted Tamasha artiste Chandrakant Dhavalpurikar (77) died on Friday at Narayangaon in the district after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by wife, four sons and two daughters.
The last rites were performed at the crematorium in Narayangaon.
Chandrakant Shivram Jadhav was born in 1932 in Dhavalpuri in Parner taluka in Ahmednagar district. He shot to prominence as Vagsamrat (Tamasha King) Chandrakant Dhavalpurikar due to his performances in number of productions by his own company, which he formed with another Tamasha maestro Datta Mahadik Punekar.
Dhavalpurikar had a kidney problem. One of his kidneys had failed. He could not undergo treatment at the best of hospitals in the city.
He was admitted to the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH) in Pimpri a month ago.
He died following breathing problem and deterioration in the health.
He began his career as an actor with Late Mahadev Nagarkar Tamasha Phad (Troupe) in 1945 at 13. He later worked with Late Tukaram Khedkar's troupe for some time.
In 1970s, he started his own company with Datta Mahadik Punekar. The duo produced number of vags or plays performed in Tamasha form, which won the hearts of Tamasha-lovers throughout the state.
Sant Tukaram, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Gavalyachi Rambha, Bhillanchi Toli, Mumbaicha Railway Hamaal, Cheeta Phadila Jawalicha were some of his famous plays.
Entertainment coupled with a social message was the hallmark of his plays. His personality, acting resulted in people terming him as Vagsamrat or King of Tamasha.
He was awarded with Late Vithabai Narayangaonkar memorial award instituted by the state government, the Pune Municipal Corporation award. He was felicitated by Deenanath Sangeet Natya Vidyalaya, Sanwad organisation in Pune, Akhil Bharatiya Natya Parishad.


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