President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to ad guru Alyque Padamsee
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday paid tribute to renowned ad film-maker Alyque Padamsee, who passed away in Mumbai at the age of 90.
President Kovind took to social media to extend his condolences.
"Sorry to hear of the passing of Alyque Padamsee, creative guru, theatre personality and doyen of our ad industry. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues," read the tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief following the demise of the advertising veteran.
"Saddened by the demise of Shri Alyque Padamsee. A wonderful communicator, his extensive work in world of advertising will always be remembered. His contribution to theatre was also noteworthy. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour", wrote Modi.
Padamsee was best known for his role as Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1982 historcial drama 'Gandhi'. Regarded as the Father of modern Indian advertising, Padamsee was honoured with Padmashri in 2000 by the President of India.