Nitin Desai, a director for Bollywood, was discovered dead in his studio outside of Mumbai.
Police found the acclaimed filmmaker this morning after being alerted by worried Karjat household residents.
According to sources, he was pronounced dead at the scene. According to local media, a police investigation into the death of the 58-year-old man is still ongoing.
Desai won the National Award for Best Art Direction four times and was a renowned figure in Bollywood. Since 2005, he had resided in Raigad, Maharashtra, India, where he founded ND Studios and produced many of his most well-liked films.
It was a tragic loss, Desai’s close friend Vinod Tawde told Hindustan Times.
I used to talk to him quite a bit, he said.
“It breaks my heart to learn of his passing.
“I spoke to him the previous day.”
On the 1987 television drama Tamas, Desai got his start in the business as an assistant art director.
After that, he established a prestigious career that lasted for more than 30 years.
The renowned director’s most popular films include Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Devdas (2002), and Lagaan (2001).
Desai received the Padma Shri in 2016, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor.
He was successful in winning three Filmfare Best Art Direction Awards as well.
It occurs at the same time that two fans of a Tollywood actor died after being electrocuted while putting up the actor’s birthday banner.