Renowned artist, known for lighting arrangement and stage decoration Ganesh Naidu passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday, following a brief illness. He was 82.
A multifaceted personality Ganesh Naidu was a writer, director, actor, painter, critic Naidu was a life member of Ranjan Kala Mandir. Renowned playwright and director Purushottam Darvekar and Bapusaheb Athawale were his Guru. He was closely associated with Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh and Akhil Bharatiya Natya Parishad.
Naidu, probably was the only person who was selected for Best Actor and Best Lighting Arrangement awards in the State Drama Contest. This was also the first award on the technical side.
Ganesh Naidu is survived by sons Tushar and Hemant and a large number of friends and followers.