Sunday, December 13, 2009
Passing away of well-known poet, critic and writer Dilip Chitre caused huge hollow to the literary world of Marathi as well as English. He was unquestionably a great and multi-talented personality. Though we were not personally known to each other i was connected to him by social networks like Orkut and Facebook, I thank Sachin Ketkar for this. I found many challenging as well as interesting aspects in his personality and writing. He was not merely poet but Translator in many respects and defeating all norms and bondages of time he really LIVED a life. When as a teacher i teach his poems in the class (I am teaching to undergraduate classes of Indian English Literature) i found his poems full of varied meanings. His Translation of Great poet saint Tukaram 'Tuka Says' is more than Milestone in Indian Literature for which he received Sahitya Academy Award in 1996.