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Art Director Nitin Desai found dead

August 02, 2023 11:27 IST

Photograph: Kind courtesy Nitin Chandrakant Desai/Instagram

Renowned film art director Nitin Desai was found dead on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at his studio in Maharashtra's Raigad district, a senior police official said.

Prima facie, it seems to be a case of death by suicide, the official said, adding Desai was found hanging at his N D Studios in the Karjat area of Raigad, located about 50 km from Mumbai.

After being alerted, police rushed to the spot, the official said.

A probe was underway into Desai's death from all angles, he said.

Desai served as art director and production designer for a number of Bollywood and Marathi movies.

He was known for his art work in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Jodhaa Akbar and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

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