The popular film maker and the actor Ashish Kakkad passed away at the age of 49 years. Certainly, his contributions to the film, Kai Po Che was something that could not be forgotten ever! It was after the loss of the popular youngster, Sushant Singh Rajput who had left the film industry and now, we got to hear another loss and that’s none other than Ashish Kakkad. Ashish Kakkad had directed the film, Better Half and then this man had rose to great fame with the Mission Mummy.
Not just this, we did see him even in the psychological thriller, the Beyond Blue: An Unnerving tale of a Demented Mind from the director, Zanane Rajsingh. Not just that his loss had made the Bollywood film industry but alongside, the Gujarati film industry also seems to be mourning at the tragedy.
Ashish Kakkad left the Gujarati film industry mourn at his demise
Naresh Kanodia, the actor turned politician died a few days back in a hospital in Ahmedabad and certainly that loss had left the Gujarati film industry in shock. Post that, there is another bad news for the industry and that’s none other than the loss of Ashish Kakkad. The man had a lot of talents in him. He has been a noted actor, a voiceover artist, and a filmmaker as well. He breathed his last on Monday while he has been suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. At that time, he has been in Kolkata to celebrate the birthday of his son.
Stars sending condolences to the late actor, Ashish Kakkad and his family
A lot of people seem to be sending wishes and condolences to his family. Among many others, we got to see the music composer, Nishith Mehta writing on his Instagram handle whole posting a picture of himself along with Ashish captioned with a long note that read, “Endless arguments and discussions and debates and whatnot for years together. I remember once he pushed me for morning walks and I did for a while… his loud “good morning” to every one that passed by and the warm response that came used to amuse me and it became a part of my life too…His simplicity, his warmth, his professionalism, his crazy sense of humour, his habits (some very irritating) and his awesome deep voice. A brilliant storyteller, he loved to keep things real. Headstrong in his views, amazing with kids. Writing, theatre, films, television, voicing and what not…. so much will be lost without you ashiya.” Besides, he added, “For over two decades I had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him on numerous projects including both his directorial films “Better half” and “Mission Mummy”. He loved to sing and used to coax me maane gavdaav tu and he sang couple of my songs. I had him in my life as a close friend, a brother, sharing so many memories together.” Here is the snap of the same.
Nishith further added, “One of his habits was keeping an alarm for everything…. for his meals, for his medicines and the most irritating for me was the 10:00 pm “it’s time to sleep” one, if he liked something then the alarm would go on snooze, else he would immediately get up saying “suva no time thai gayo hu jau.” Also, the noted personalities including Malhar Thakar along with several others paid tributes to the late Ashish Kakkad along with his family. Last but not the least, we also mourn at his demise and we are extremely sad about it. However, we wish that no matter where he is today, we heartily wish, “May his soul rest in peace.”