Madhav Jatar – the Actor

Diwakar Vasudev Jatar, known as Madhav in the Jatar family, was a talented theatre actor. His daughter Mrudula has provided photos from the various Marathi plays that he acted in. See them here in a slideshow:

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Madhav was the fifth child of Appasaheb (Vasudev) and Radhavahini (and the grandson of Bapurao and the great-grandson of Shriram Jatar.)

Diwakar Vasudev Jatar

madhav2Diwakar Vasudev Jatar, fondly known as Madhav, was born on the 23rd of June, 1937. He was the fifth child of Appasaheb (Vasudev) and Radhavahini (and the grandson of Bapurao and the great-grandson of Shriram Jatar.)

Madhav did his schooling in Raman Baug High School and his diploma in Engineering from Wadia College. He worked with Richardson and Cruddas, Byculla, from where he took voluntary retirement.

He was a man of many talents and was proficient in music and drama. He tutored under Shri Suresh Haldankar for music. He was a part of Marathi Amateur theatre and won many awards for acting in Rajya Natya Spardha. He did two professional plays: “वीज म्हणाली धरतीला” with actress Faiyaz and Sudha Karmarkar, and “धन्य ते गायनी कळा“ with Ramdas Kamath and Bharati Acharekar.

He was a true family man. He loved to be in the company of extended family and friends. In the photos below he is seen with his wife and three daughters, Vaishali, Mrudula and Nandita.

 

He was married to Anuradha (Pushpa Purohit) on 27th November 1960. He had three daughters: Vaishali Inamdar, Mrudula Mahabal and Nandita Karthik.

He passed away suddenly on the 5th of October 1996 of liver cancer.

(Write-up contributed by Vaishali Inamdar and photos by Mrudula Mahabal.)