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Oct 27, 2020

Gujarati film superstar & actor-turned-politician Naresh Kanodia passes away

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Gujarati film superstar and actor-turned-politician Naresh Kanodia passed away this morning. He was 77.
He was suffering from COVID infection along with other comorbidities and undergoing treatment at Ahmedabad- based U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre.
Kanodia represented Karjan Assembly seat from 2002 to 2007. He worked in more than 100 Gujarati films.
He along with his brother Mahesh Kumar- who passed away just two days ago, used to run the highly successful orchestra Mahesh-Naresh & Party.
Naresh Kanodia's son Hitu is the incumbent MLA from Idar Assembly Constituency in North Gujarat.
Kanodia started his film career with ‘Veni ne avya ful’. His other successful films are "Hiran ne kanthe", "Meru Malan", "Dhola Maru", "Moti Verana Chowk Ma", "Palavde Bandhi Prit", "Pradeshi Maniyaro", "Vanzari Vav", "Tame Re Champo Ne Ame Ked", "Jode Rehjo Raj", "Paras Padamni" and "Kalja no Katko".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that in a span of two days, the country have lost both Mahesh and Naresh Kanodia. 

In a tweet, Mr Modi said, their contributions to the world of culture, especially popularizing Gujarati songs, music and theatre will never be forgotten. 

Prime Minister said, they also worked hard to serve society and empower the downtrodden.

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