GUWAHATI: Gujarat lost two towering cultural icons Maheshbhai Kanodia and Nareshbhai Kanodia in a matter of two days. Both the brothers had contributed immensely in popularising Gujrati songs, music and theatre and were also involved in social work. While Naresh Kanodia died of COVID-19 complications, his elder brother Mahesh Kanodia died of a prolonged illness.
Naresh Kanodia, 77, the Gujarati superstar had worked in over 100 movies. He was detected with COVID-19 and was on ventilator support at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad where he breathed his last on 27th October. Naresh Kanodia was a politician and had represented the Karjan Assembly.
Mahesh-Naresh played a major role in lifting the Gujarati music and cinema world in the 80s and 90s. They were mostly seen performing together.
Naresh’s elder brother Mahesh Kanodia passed away in Gandhinagar on October 25 at the age of 83. Maheshbhai was a three-time BJP MP from Patan.
In a span of two days, we have lost both Maheshbhai and Nareshbhai Kanodia. Their contributions to the world of culture, especially popularising Gujarati songs, music and theatre will never be forgotten. They also worked hard to serve society and empower the downtrodden. pic.twitter.com/Ri4GzOO5zo
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 27, 2020