Bal Phondke biography

Bal Phondke

Male, Person

1939 –


Who is Bal Phondke?

Bal Phondke is the nom-de-plume of Dr Gajanan Phondke, a leading Marathi writer of science literature. He is credited in part to have started the science fiction genre of writing in Marathi literature.

He worked as a nuclear biologist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre from 1962 to 1983. From 1983 to 1989, he was with the Times of India, serving as the Editor of Science Today magazine and also as the science editor of The Times of India broadsheet.

He later served as the director of the Publications and Information Directorate of CSIR, retiring in 1999.

After retirement, he served as a guide for various Universities and also writing science articles for several publications.


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