November 29, 2023

INDIA. Mumbai: 4-time Nationwide award winner, famous artwork director and manufacturing designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai (58) allegedly dedicated suicide at his studio at Karjat (Raigad district), about 50 km from Mumbai, within the early hours of Wednesday morning. 

“At the moment morning, Shri Nitin Desai’s physique was discovered hanging in ND Studios. We’re investigating all angles,” Somnath Gharge, Superintendent of Police, Raigad, stated in a press release. 

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Desai had arrange the “ND” studio on a sprawling 52-acre land at Karjat in 2005. Stories stated he was underneath monetary stress as his studio was not doing effectively. The studio has been the vacation spot for a number of movie units, essentially the most notable one being “Jodha Akbar” and the truth present “Bigg Boss”.

Desai was an knowledgeable in creating units for interval and historic movies. He was thought of a visionary and had labored throughout India, together with “Movie Metropolis” in Mumbai and the large studios throughout India. He was additionally related to worldwide initiatives, having designed the units for the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008.

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He labored on over 100 movies in a profession spanning 30 years, contributing to a few of Hindi cinema’s largest movies, together with units in movies like “Lagaan”, “Devdas”, and “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”. Throughout his profession, he labored with many administrators, together with Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He acquired recognition with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s movie “1942-A Love Story”.

Born on January 25, 1965, in Dapoli (Ratnagiri district) in Maharashtra, he studied at JJ Faculty of Arts and LS Raheja Faculty of Arts in Mumbai. He started his profession as an assistant artwork director on the tv movie “Tamas” (1987), directed by Govind Nihalani. Subsequently, he labored as an assistant artwork director on tv sequence comparable to “Kabir” (1988-1990) earlier than making his impartial artwork course debut on “Chanakya” in 1991.

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Desai turned producer in 2003 with the movie “Desh Devi Maa Ashapura”. He additionally directed a few movies, ” Hey Jai Hind!” (2011) and “Ajintha” (2012). He produced the favored Marathi serial “Raja Shivchhatrapati” (Star Pravaah). He additionally actively participated within the improvement of a brand-new OTT platform program based mostly on the lifetime of  Maharana Pratap.

All through his profession, he obtained three Filmfare Finest Artwork Route Awards and 4 Nationwide Movie Awards for Finest Artwork Route.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and plenty of different movie personalities condoled his loss of life.

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  • Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who’ve labored with many each day newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile subjects.

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