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Shrikant Prabhodankar Thackeray Photo, Wiki, Family, Bio, Songs

Shrikant Thackrey
Name Shrikant Prabhodankar Thackeray : श्रीकांत प्रबोधनकार ठाकरे (Also known as : Raj Thackeray Father)

Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB 27th June 1930. Shrikant Thackeray passed away at the age of 70 due to medical complications & protracted illness.

Spouse / Wedding & Marriage / Wife Was married to Meenatai’s (wife of Balasaheb Thackrey) younger sister Kunda aka Madhuwanti.

Wikipedia Biodata / Profile Background

Personal Life :

  • Shrikant Prabhodankar Thackeray was a man of many talents – A popular journalist, cartoonist, film critic, music director and singer!

Family Profile :

  • Shrikant Thackeray was the younger brother of Bal Keshav Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena.
  • Parents Names : Prabodhankar & Ramabai Thackeray.
  • He had a total of five siblings : Two brothers Balasaheb Thackeray (father of current Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray) and Ramesh Thackeray; Three sisters – Sarla Gadkari, Susheela Gupte and Sanjeevani Karandikar.
  • His father, Prabodhankar, being a fan of Indian-born writer of ‘Vanity Fair,’ William Thackeray, altered their surname spelling from ‘Thakre’ to Thackeray.
  • MNS chairperson Raj Thackeray is the son of Shrikant and Kunda Thackeray. Raj was earlier named as ‘Swarraj,’ which later on Balasaheb’s suggestion – was shortened to Raj.
  • Uddhav Thackeray is the nephew of Shrikant and was also close to him.

Work, Career, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Shrikant was proficient as a violinist.
  • He had composed many songs like Aaga Pori Sawal Daryala Toofan, Nako Aarti ki Nako Pushpamala, Tujhe Rup Sakhe Gulzaar, Prabhu Tu Dayalu, Shodisi Manva Ravli Mandir.
  • He convinced the legendary singer Mohammad Rafi to sing Marathi songs and the duo delivered some popular chartbusters of their time.
  • In addition to the field of music, Shrikant used to work in the fields of journalism and film writing as well.
  • In 1960, Srikant Thackeray and his brother Bal started the Marathi political weekly journal “Marmik.”
  • He also produced some Marathi films like Shura Me Vandile, Sawai Hawaldar and Mahanadichya Tarivar.

Trivia and Facts :

  • In 2017, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu presented the Mohammad Rafi Award 2017 for lifetime achievement to Shri Shrikant Thackeray. His wife Madhuvanti Thakeray received the award on his behalf.

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