Vidyadhar Pundalik a leading short story writer, drew almost exclusively from the world around him, probing the psychology of his characters. He also won several prizes for his stories. Also well known as a playwright in his mother tongue, Marathi, Prof. Pundalik published many full-length and several shorter plays, apart from doing casual criticism. Many of his works have been translated into several Indian languages. His plays continued to be performed successfully at the national level.