Kulmeet Makkar, CEO of Film & TV Producers Guild passes away
Kulmeet Makkar, the CEO of Film and TV Producers Guild has bid adieu to the world. He suffered a heart attack.
The past two days have been devastating for the Indian Film industry. First, on Wednesday, Angrezi Medium actor Irrfan Khan's sudden demise shook everyone, then on Thursday morning, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took his heavenly abode. The loss of these two great actors left everyone teary-eyed and grieving in pain. While we were still trying to deal with the saddening situations and hoped that the new month brings some fresh air, it doesn't seem to be so. May also has not started on a good note, as another bad news has come in. does not seem to have brought with it good news.
Early morning today (May 1, 2020), Kulmeet Makkar, the CEO of Film and TV Producers Guild passed away. He suffered a heart attack and lost his battle to life. At the time of his death, Kulmeet was in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. He had been there ever since the Coronavirus lockdown had been announced in the country. He had been a part of the entertainment industry for almost three decades. He had extensively and closely worked with Saregama and Reliance Entertainment as a founder of Big Music & Home Entertainment. Before becoming the CEO at Film & TV Producers Guild, Kulmeet was the CEO and President of Shreya entertainment, in the year 2010.
Karan Johar took to his Twitter handle to mourn Kulmeet's demise and offer his condolences. He wrote a heartfelt note for Kulmeet and called him an 'incredible pillar.' He praised Kulmeet for relentlessly working for the industry and towards its enhancement and advancement. Expressing his sorrow, Karan said that Kulmeet left everyone too soon and they all will miss and remember him always.
Filmmaker Rohan Sippy also mourned Kulmeet's death and shared a message for him on his Twitter account. He wrote, 'More terribly sad news. The film industry has lost another irreplaceable stalwart.' Actor Farhan Akhtar also expressed his sadness over Kulmeet's demise. Taking to Twitter Farhan said that it seems like every day we are waking up to losing someone we know.
Kulmeet you were such an incredible pillar to all of us at the Producers Guild of India....relentlessly working for the industry and towards its enhancement and advancement... you left us too soon...We will miss you and always Remember you fondly.... Rest in peace my friend... pic.twitter.com/GUcapyjfMo— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 1, 2020
More terribly sad news... the film industry has lost another irreplaceable stalwart... RIP Kulmeet 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/LWuf8RbTU0— Rohan Sippy (@rohansippy) May 1, 2020
Seems like every day we’re waking up to losing someone we knew and someone who cared deeply about Indian film. RIP #KulmeetMakkar.. your work as the CEO of Film & Television Producers Guild of India will always be remembered. pic.twitter.com/jRWNHIwBL7— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 1, 2020
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