The field of film and television in India has lost a number of gems in the past few days. In another setback, revered Doordarshan presenter Malvika Marathe breathed her last on May 7, 2020. The anchor and actress was 53.
Malvika Marathe was battling brain cancer for almost a year whilst undergoing the required treatment. But her condition deteriorated in the past few days and she succumbed to the illness on Thursday at her home in Mulund in Mumbai, Maharashtra. ALSO READ: Irrfan Khan Passes Away
Malvika Marathe was a news anchor of the state channel Doordarshan between 1991 and 2001. She became a household name with her Akashwani (All India Radio) stint and became a seasoned anchor and announcer.
Marathe had her start in drama but later decided to pursue anchoring. After that, Malvika was also a part of the popular play Moruchi Maushi followed by hosting the popular programme Hello Sakhi on DD for almost 12 years. This event had brought her to the pinnacle of fame.
Malvika Marathe is survived by her husband, a daughter, and son-in-law. May her soul rest in peace.
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