Yogini Joglekar

Yogini Joglekar

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Yogini Joglekar Profile

  • Name:
  • Yogini Joglekar
  • Born:
  • August 6, 1925
  • Died:
  • November 1, 2005
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Pune

Yogini Joglekar Biography

Yogini Joglekar was a Marathi writer and artist. She was a poet and also a well-known singer. She lived during the period, 6 Aug 1925 – 1 Nov 2005. She owns a total of 116 books to her credit, which includes 50 novels, 39 Short stories collection and some poetry dedicated to adults as well as children. Her novels "Ya sam Ha" on Bhaskarbuva Bakhale and "Ram Prahar" on Ram Marathe earned her the credits of a renowned author. Both were her gurus who taught her Hindustani music. She was a trained classical singer, who has also done playback singing for Marathi films. Her songs for Marathi film "Pahili Manglagaur" are well noticed.


Yogini Joglekar was born in Pune on 6th August, 1925. After graduation, she worked as a teacher during the period, 1948-1953. She was also a social worker, who closely worked with the NGO - "Rashtrasevika Samiti". She started learning Hindustani music formally at the age of 8. Shankar buva Ashtekar, Ram Marathe and Krishnarao Phulambrikar were her gurus in music.


This fictional writer passed away on 1 Nov 2005 at the age of 80 after prolonged illness. In her memory, her family has released a Devnagari Unicode font named "Aksharyogini". She also penned a few songs - Madhur Swar Lahari Ya, Sakhe Bai Sangate Mi, Harichi Aikatach Murali, He Sagara Nilambara etc to name a few.


Some of her published books are – Ashwath, Shri Ganesha, Jag, Chaitannya, Sakshatkar, Umala, Chimakhade, Baplek, Paygun, Upahar, Swaha Niragas, Kunasathi Konitari, Shilangan, Aaswad, Navi Vaat, Dahihandi, Sharyat, Nadbrhma, Charuchi Aai etc. She wrote several books for children. As a singer too, she was equally popular.


Published: February 18, 2019

Updated: February 18, 2019

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