The Co-founder of one of the oldest television production houses Gautam Adhikari passed away. He was the co-founder of production house Shri Adhikari Brothers (SAB) TV. Gautam died due to a heart attack in wee hours of Friday. He was 67 years old.
He took his last breath at his residence in Mumbai today after a brief illness, as revealed by his family sources. The last rites will be performed at 11 am in Vile Parle suburban area of Mumbai. Gautam along with his brother Markand started a company- Sri Adhikari Brothers (SAB) Group- in 1985 as a small family owned partnership firm.
This company gain recognition when it became the first publicly-listed television production company in India, listed on the BSE in 1995. This production house initially produced serials in Marathi, but soon ventured into film distribution and production business.
Gautam also set a record for the highest number of hit TV shows. This record was also mentioned in Limca Book of world records.
Rest in Peace!