Shirish Kanekar, Veteran Marathi writer and columnist passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 80. He was born on June 6, 1943 in Pune, Maharashtra. He worked at Marathi and English language publications like Loksatta, Indian Express, Samana, and Free Press Journal. He was popular for his newspaper columns on Cinema, Cricket and Politics.Pune, Maharashtra.
His notable works include: Humorous articles like ‘Kanekari’, Fillambaji’, and ‘Shirishasan’; Bollywood movies such as “Nut Bolt Bolpat,” “Kanekari,” and “Cricket Vedh”; Books such as Irsalaki; Surparambya. His collection of stories titled ‘Lagaon Batti,’ was recognised and honoured with the Maharashtra Literary Parishad Award for Best Comedy- Joshi Award.
Shirish completed LLB from Mumbai University. After that, he worked as a journalist with English news publications like Indian Express, Daily, Free Press Journal, and Syndicated Press News Agency. He has written columns for newspapers like Loksatta, Maharashtra Times, Lokmat, Saamna, Pudaari, Weekly Manohar, and Weekly Lokprabha. His collection of stories, Lagav Batti was awarded the Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad. He also received the Joshi Award.