Acclaimed, award-winning Bollywood art director, Nitin Desai, 58, dies by suicide in Kajrat, India after facing a financial crisis for some time.
On a tragic day in Kajrat, India, the film industry lost a true gem in the form of Nitin Desai, an acclaimed and award-winning art director. At the age of 58, he took his life, leaving behind a legacy of remarkable artistic contributions to the world of cinema.
Nitin Desai’s brilliance as an art director was widely recognized and celebrated, earning him numerous accolades and awards throughout his illustrious career. However, recent times had brought upon him a financial crisis, which weighed heavily on his shoulders.
The news of Nitin Desai’s untimely passing shocked the film fraternity and his admirers, who remembered him not only for his exceptional talent but also for his dedication and passion for his craft. His departure leaves a void in the industry, and he will be fondly remembered for his significant contributions to Indian cinema. May his soul rest in peace.
Throughout his illustrious career, Nitin was instrumental in shaping the visual aesthetics of many iconic films, including ‘Devdas,’ ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ and ‘Jodha Akbar,’ to name just a few. His creative genius was widely recognized, as evidenced by the four National Film Awards he received for Best Art Direction. Notably, he received these accolades for his outstanding work on films like ‘Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’ (1999), ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (2000), ‘Lagaan’ (2002), and ‘Devdas’ (2003).
Additionally, Nitin’s contributions to the film industry were celebrated with Filmfare Best Art Direction awards for ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1995), ‘Khamoshi’ (1997), and ‘Devdas’ (2003). His remarkable talent was also recognized by the IFA Best Art Direction Award for ‘Jodha Akbar’ in 2009.
Despite his numerous accolades and well-deserved recognition, Nitin faced a challenging period in recent years, with a notable decline in work opportunities compared to his earlier successes. According to local MLA Mahesh Baldi BJP, the financial crisis may have played a role in his tragic decision to end his life.
The news of Nitin Chandrakant Desai’s passing sent shockwaves through the industry, as colleagues and fans remembered him for his exceptional contributions to cinema. His legacy as one of the finest art directors in Indian cinema will continue to inspire and leave an indelible mark on the world of filmmaking.