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Alyque Padamsee, Theatre and Advertising Veteran Died Today.

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Alyque Padamsee, former head of advertising heavyweight Lintas, and theatre veteran, died today after a long illness. He was 90 years old.

Alyque, known for the legendary advertising campaign ‘Lalitaji’ for Surf detergent, also played Muhammed Ali Jinnah in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. 

His death was marked by tributes from many leaders including the President of India, and the Prime Minister.

Alyque was conferred a Padma Shri in 2000, and a Sangeet Natak Academy award as well.

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Meanwhile on Twitter, director Pa.Ranjith has been asking film industry, media professionals and others to come together to overthrow caste. He was reacting to the news that another couple — Nandeesh and Swathi — were murdered. Nandeesh, who belonged to oppressed caste, and Swathi were murdered by Swathi’s parents in a caste-based honour killing. Their bodies were found washed ashore on the banks of the Cauvery river.

Ranjith tweeted:

In a series of tweets, Ranjith says that the concept of caste supremacy and casteism, which ought to have been wiped out, is still claiming the lives of young people. He calls for film industry professionals, media, and other progressive individuals to come together to raise voice against this century’s greatest evil.

 

Feature Image courtesy: Atul Kasbekar on twitter

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