Sadashiv Vasantrao Gorakshkar
|Died||13 July 2019 (aged 86)|
|Occupation(s)||writer, historian, museologist and art critic|
|Awards||Padma Shri (2003)|
Sadashiv Vasantrao Gorakshkar (31 May 1933 – 13 July 2019) was an Indian writer, art critic, historian, museologist and a director of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, erstwhile Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai. He is credited with the restoration of Lakshmibai Pitre Kalasangrahalaya, a museum in Devrukh, Maharashtra to its present state.
He was born on 31 May 1933 and brought up in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Gorakshkar was the author of several books and articles such as:
Gorakshkar was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
He died on 13 July 2019 in Maharashtra and last rites were conducted in Vasind.