His contribution to area of leisure, social service will at all times be remembered, says PM
Veteran Gujarati movie star-turned-politician Naresh Kanodia died on Tuesday on account of COVID-19 at a city-based hospital. He was a BJP MLA and had an enormous following base within the State.
The 77-year-old died on the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Analysis Centre the place he was placed on ventilator help after he was admitted on October 20. He had additionally undergone a bypass surgical procedure.
His demise got here two days after his elder brother and main Gujarati singer Mahesh Kanodia died at his residence in Gandhinagar after extended sickness. Often known as Naresh-Mahesh duo, they have been the principle faces in Gujarati films in Nineteen Eighties and 90s.
Mahesh Kanodia was additionally as soon as parliamentarian from the Patan Lok Sabha seat and legislator from the BJP. The complete household has been related to the ruling social gathering. Mr. Naresh Kanodia’s son Hitesh can also be a BJP legislator from north Gujarat.
The Kanodia brothers carried out collectively in various stage reveals in India and overseas.
Mr. Naresh Kanodia had labored in over 100 movies in his profession spanning a number of many years. He later joined politics and was elected a BJP MLA from the Karjan constituency between 2002 and 2007.
After the information of his demise grew to become public, condolences began pouring in from all quarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Twitter, “Saddened by the demise of veteran actor and former MLA Naresh Kanodia. His contribution to the sphere of leisure and social service will at all times be remembered. Condolences to relations and followers.
“In a span of two days, we now have misplaced each Maheshbhai and Nareshbhai Kanodia. Their contributions to the world of tradition, particularly popularising Gujarati songs, music and theatre won’t ever be forgotten. In addition they labored onerous to serve society and empower the downtrodden.”
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani additionally posted his message on Twitter. “I’m saddened by the unhappy demise of Gujarati movie celebrity and BJP chief Nareshbhai Kanodia. Gujarat will at all times really feel the lack of an evergreen actor who gained the hearts of Gujaratis by popularising Gujarati movies via his main performances.
“His invaluable contribution in social and artwork fields will encourage the brand new era,” he stated.