Fiza Producer Pradeep Guha Passes Away; Bollywood Condolences Pour In
Well-known media professional and producer of Fiza, Pradeep Guha, has passed away after a prolonged battle with liver cancer. He passed away on August 21 after being put on a ventilator. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital after being diagnosed with advanced-stage liver cancer a few weeks ago. He was reportedly in his late 60s.
The producer’s wife Papia Guha and son Sanket Guha announced his death via a statement that read, “We regret to announce the sad demise of our dear Mr. Pradeep Guha. No condolence visit at home due to COVID restrictions. Please keep him in your prayers.
Pradeep Guha was the former President of The Times Of India group. In 2005, he was appointed as the CEO of Zee Telefilm. He was last working as MD in 9X Media.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee, Subhash Ghai and Adnan Sami condoled Guha”s death on social media. “Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about my friend @guhapradeep‘s passing away !! May you rest in peace Pradeep,” Bajpayee wrote on Twitter.
Sami said he is saddened to learn about Guha”s demise. “He was an incredible person & a genius at marketing! I have many fond memories with him starting from the time when he was Editor of ‘Bombay Times’ 20 years ago,” he added.
Subhash Ghai said he is indebted to Guha for his unending support and guidance for his film institute Whistling Woods, where the producer had served as a managing director. “Good bye my friend #Pradeep Guha. I will always be indebted for your genuine love and support to I needed and we all @Whistling_Woods international for your enriched guidance as a director on board since its birth… RIP my friend,” he tweeted.
Actress Dia Mirza also wrote, “And over the years you stood by me. Through good times and bad. Always offering your wisdom. We will always work hard to make you proud PG May you find peace and create magic wherever you are… Your legacy is the tremendous love and respect you helped so many individuals earn and the incredible faith you had in individual potential. Thank you for making each of us believe in ourselves. Papia Ma and Sanket we send you our prayers, love and strength. We are with you always.”
Bell Bottom star Lara Dutta sharing a picture of a candle wrote, “My dearest PG @guhapradeep you were always the KING who was the most successful ‘Queen maker’. May we, your protégés always keep your memory alive and shining bright and may you always watch over us as you have always done. #RIP.”