Two days after his brother Mahesh Kumar Kanodia's death, Gujrati actor turned politician Naresh Kanodia breathed his last at a hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Tuesday morning. He was 77.
Reports state that Kanodia was admitted to the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre after he was found COVID-19 positive. He was on ventilator support.
The news of his death was also posted by trade analyst Komal Nahta who took to his Twitter account and wrote, "Seems, even Death couldn’t do them apart! Two days after Mahesh Kumar Kanodia, younger brother, actor, and music director Naresh Kanodia, passes away due to COVID-19."
Check out his post here.
For the uninformed, Kanodia was dubbed as a "superstar" of the Gujarati cinema and politically represented Karjan Assembly constituency from 2002 to 2007.
Kanodia has worked in more than 100 Gujarati films. Just two days ago, Naresh Kanodia's brother Mahesh Kanodia also passed away.
In condolence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tweeted, "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."
Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said he was extremely saddened by the death of BJP leader Naresh Kanodia. "His invaluable contribution to the arts will inspire the younger generation."
Naresh Kanodia’s son Hitu Kanodia is the incumbent MLA from Idar constituency.
Mahesh Kanodia, the three-time BJP MP from Patan in north Gujarat between 1991 and 1999, passed away at his residence in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar on October 25 following a prolonged illness. He was 83.