Kirloskar Natak Mandli badly needed
a new singer-actor after the death of Bhaurao Kolhatkar.
Once, Nanasaheb Joglekar, who was
then studying in Lokmanya Tilak’s law classes, went
to Bhaurao to inquire about his health.
Bhaurao asked Nanasaheb to sing and
then approved of his singing. He also got Tilak’s nod,
too. Joglekar joined Kirloskar’s drama company, but
was all the time aware that he was stepping into the shoes
of an actor as great as Kolhatkar.
Joglekar sang in a sweet, high voice.
Once he, was offered partnership of the Company, he added
to the Company’s name and fame by different achievements.
He built the Kirloskar theater, started
the magzine ‘Rangabhoomi’ (the stage) and set
up a dramatic museum. He enlightened many old plays with his
The role of Dhairyadhar in the play
‘Manapaman’ was his forte as a fully developed
singer-actor. Nanasaheb Joglekar simply immortalized the role