On the eve of Jagatik Marathi Din reached a sad news of demise of veteran film critic Isaq Mujawar. A reputed and highly respected film critic, columnist and writer, he was active with his writings even at an advanced age of 80+. Considered to be an encyclopaedia of marathi and hindi film industry, he had more than fifty books to his credit, Eka Songadyachi Batavani, Teen Pidhyancha Aawaj – Lata, Mukhavata, Chitramauli are to name a few. ‘Marathi Cinemancha 100 Varshancha Aadhava’ was his latest contribution.
After starting his career at an early age in 1955, he held various posts in print media publications. His writing on films and film people commanded respect. His passion for ‘film’ writing brought many stalwarts like V Shantaram, Bhalji Pendharkar and Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf, Laxmikant Berde closer to him, in personal life. He was felicitated with Kalamaharshi Baburao Painter Lifetime Achievement Award a couple of years ago and last year he was awarded Chitrabhushan award by Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal.
Marathi Movie World joins his family in the time of grief. Rest in peace Isaq Mujawar.