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Deewar, Pakeezah art director Marutirao Kale, dies at 92 due to coronavirus complications-Entertainment News, Firstpost


Marutirao Kale has also worked as an art director for films like Disco Dancer, Commando, Saudagar and Ajooba, among others.

Veteran art director Marutirao Kale is no more. The 92-year-old artist recently died in Mumbai due to coronavirus -related complications. Kale tested positive on May 7, after which he was hospitalized. He breathed his last on May 26, his daughter Meena Kapadia said.

Talk to Indian express, Meena said: “My father had tested positive for COVID-19[female[feminine on May 7, we were admitted to the Sainte-Famille hospital in Bandra, but he died on the night of May 26 ”.

Kale designed the sets for Subhash Ghai’s hit film Saudagar which came out in 1991. While talking to ABP News Of his death, Ghai said, “Marutirao Kale was a very talented and seasoned art director. It’s so sad that he passed away like that ”.

Prior to entering the art direction field, Kale worked as a carpenter on sets for various Bollywood films, including Mughal-e-Azam. London Film Production Ltd then chose him as assistant artistic director. Later he also worked as a freelance art director. Iman Dharam was his first film as a freelance art director.

During a career spanning over forty years, he has worked as an artistic director for over 100 Hindi films. As chief artistic director, he designed the sets for various blockbuster films such as Disco dancer, Dance Dance, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Commando, Saudagar, Ajooba among others.

Before that he worked as assistant artistic director for various films including Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Razia Sultan, Deewar with Amitabh Bachchan, Meena Kumari’s Pakeezah, Do Anjaane, Kabhie Kabhie, and Sunil Dutt-starrer Mera Saaya.