The producer’s spouse Papia Guha and son Sanket Guha shared the information of his demise in a press release issued to the media. ”We remorse to announce the unhappy demise of our expensive Mr Pradeep Guha. In these COVID occasions the household has requested to be allowed to grieve in non-public and can share a date for a prayer assembly in a number of days. ”No condolence go to at dwelling attributable to COVID restrictions. Please preserve him in your prayers,” the assertion learn.
In line with a hospital supply, Guha, who was in 60s, was battling with most cancers.
Guha, a St Xavier’s Faculty alumnus, has over 4 many years of expertise in the fields of media, promoting, advertising and marketing and branding. He labored with the Times Group for nearly 30 years and served as the president in the firm. He was additionally on its board of administrators.
Guha was at present serving at the place of managing director at 9X Media Personal Restricted. Movie personalities Manoj Bajpayee, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Subhash Ghai, Lara Dutta and Adnan Sami condoled Guha’s loss of life on social media.
Chopra Jonas, who first met Guha throughout her time at the Miss India pageant in 2000, mentioned his loss of life was a private loss for her. She mentioned she admired the media veteran’s zest for all times. ”You had been all the time my without end champion. Your random calls of encouragement, your zest for all times and your ambition was one thing I’ve all the time admired a lot. This loss is so private. I’ll miss your voice and energy a lot. ”I’ve had only a few constants in my life and outdoors my dad and mom, you had been one which I really noticed as my mentor. You noticed one thing in me I by no means knew I had. You by no means shied away from reminding me on how I may very well be higher. You all the time lead with cost,” she wrote alongside a video Guha did round the launch of her memoir ”Unfinished”. Lara Dutta, the winner of the Miss Universe crown the similar 12 months, mentioned Guha was the most profitable ”Queen maker”.
”My dearest PG @guhapradeep you had been all the time the KING who was the most profitable ‘Queen maker’. Might we, your protégés all the time preserve your reminiscence alive and shining vivid and should you all the time watch over us as you’ve got all the time executed. #RIP,” she wrote. Actor and Miss Asia Pacific 2000 Dia Mirza recalled a dialog she had with Guha whereas leaving for the worldwide magnificence pageant that stuffed her with ”energy”. ”I’ll always remember that automobile journey as you dropped me off to the airport as i left the nation to symbolize India at the Miss Asia Pacific. ‘What if i lose?’ I had requested you and also you mentioned, ‘Will probably be their loss. You’re a winner.’ ”These phrases had been all the things. They gave the 18 12 months previous me a lot energy. And over the years you stood by me. By way of good occasions and unhealthy. All the time providing your knowledge,” she posted on Instagram. Sami mentioned he’s saddened to find out about Guha’s demise.
”He was an unimaginable particular person & a genius at advertising and marketing! I’ve many fond reminiscences with him ranging from the time when he was Editor of ‘Bombay Times’ 20 years in the past,” he added.
”Good bye my pal #Pradeep Guha. I’ll all the time be indebted to your real love and help to I wanted and all of us @Whistling_Woods worldwide to your enriched steerage as a director on board since its beginning… RIP my pal,” he tweeted. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur credited Guha for reworking media panorama in india.
”Shocked to listen to of the passing away of Pradeep Guha. Good friend, Pioneer , Recreation Changer, Mentor to so many. He remodeled the media panorama in India. In grief and with love…you will be missed Pradeep,” he tweeted.
Calling Guha an ”absolute icon”, actor Riteish Deshmukh wrote saddened by his demise. ”Extraordinarily saddened by the demise of Mr Pradeep Guha. An absolute icon, a advertising and marketing genius- be it magnificence queens or web page three occasions – he gave them/it a pedestal to shine. Relaxation in peace!”.
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