Madhu Mangesh Karnik (born 28 April 1931) is a Marathi literary activist from Maharashtra, India. He is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri (2002).
He was born on 28 April 1931, in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.
He was the president of Marathi Sahitya Sammelan at Ratnagiri in 1990.
In 2006, he was appointed as the president of the Maharashtra State Literary and Cultural Board. The following is a partial list of his books:
Recipients of Padma Shri in Literature & Education