Gautam Adhikari, co-founder of one of the oldest television production houses, Shri Adhikari Brothers (SAB) TV passed away due to a heart attack in wee hours of Friday. He was 67.
Gautam passed away at his residence in Mumbai today after a brief illness, his family sources said. The last rites will be performed at 11 am in Vile Parle suburban area of Mumbai.
Gautam and his brother Markand started a company- Sri Adhikari Brothers (SAB) Group- in 1985 as a small family owned partnership firm.
It went on to become the first publicly-listed television production company in India when it was listed on the BSE in 1995. The company initially produced serials in Marathi, but soon ventured into film distribution and production business.
Gautam has directed several Marathi TV shows. He even set a record for the highest number of hit TV shows. This record was also mentioned in Limca Book of world records.
May his soul rest in peace!