Ed Guru Alik Padamsee, who composed ‘Lalita Ji’, has died
Eminent theater personality and advertising film personality Alik Padamsey has died in Mumbai on Saturday. He was 90 years old. The people of the show-biz world, including the President, have expressed their grief over his death.
Alik Padamsee was considered a world legend. Whether it was Lolitaji’s character for the washing powder brand or for shoe polish, many names and characters like Charlie, Liril Girl, Kamasutra and Hamara Bajaj were the hallmarks of Alik’s brain. Alik Padamsee had three marriages and had children, Rally Padamsee, Rahul, Kauser and Shezan Padamsee. Shezan is an actress and has acted in ‘Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji’ and ‘Housefull 2’.
In 2000, he was awarded the Padma Shri. He was also awarded the title of Advertising Man of the country. In 1982, he played the character of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Richard Atambro’s Gandhi film. Alik Padamsey joined the theater at the age of seven and worked in the Merchant of Venice. He also directed many plays. Many, including President Ram Nath Kobind, have mourned his death.
Sorry to hear of the death of our creative guru in the advertising industry, theater personality and Dwayne Alec Padamsey. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues # President Kobind
– President of India (htrarashtrapatibhvn) November 17, 2018
Ad Guru and Theater Dowen mourn #Alicpadmasi,
He gave me my first break in the theater, like countless before and after me.
Maverick, unique, uncompromising.
Never again ….#RIP Alik.
– Boman Irani (@bomanirani) November 17, 2018
Deep sympathy and prayers for family and loved ones #Alicpadmasi Sir … a true pioneer. If he could rest in peace.
– Nimrat Kaur (imNimratOfficial) November 17, 2018
The sad news of the death of Mr. Alik Padamsee, one such talented personality in theater and society. RIP sir. I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and pray for the forgiveness of the departed soul
– Aftab Shivdasani (Aftab Shivdasani) November 17, 2018
– Soumya Tandon (umsaumyatandon) November 17, 2018