He donated his entire prize money of Rs 1 lakh to two NGOs working for destitute and prostitutes' kids, and called on others to help these little known social organisations to spread their wings to help more such persons. Fittingly, the recipient of prestigious Nag Bhushan award, eminent litterateur Mahesh Elkunchwar deserves the honours for all his work that is highly acclaimed in India and abroad.
It was conferred on by senior journalist Kumar Ketkar in presence of galaxy of dignitaries. A large number of citizens crowded the Scientific Society Hall, the venue, to listen to the noted playwright whose plays have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages.
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