National Award-winning director Rajiv Patil passes away

Akshay Kumar tweeted about the death of Patil, who had also directed his Marathi film 72 Miles Ek Pravas

Rajiv Patil, director of multiple-National Film Award-winning Marathi film Jogwa, passed away due to a heart attack today. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar informed everyone on Twitter about the sad demise of Patil, who had recently directed his Marathi film 72 Miles Ek Pravas.

Said Akshay, “Just heard about the sudden demise of director, Rajeev Patil. He had last directed 72 Miles Ek Pravas for Grazing Goat Pictures. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Patil made his debut with the Marathi film Sawarkhed: Ek Gaav, Sanai Choughade and Pangira. His film Jogwa went on to become one of the most awarded films in Marathi and recognised on a national level.

Patil’s last release, 72 Miles Ek Pravas was based on a real-life story and opened to good reviews. The movie’s Facebook page said, “The industry suffers a major loss with the sudden demise of Rajeev Patil, the director of 72 Miles – Ek Pravas. May his soul rest in peace.”

Grazing Goat Pictures‘ co-producer Ashvini Yardi also tweeted, “Shocked with the news of the untimely demise of the very talented director of 72 miles Rajeev Patil. Huge loss to the marathi industry. RIP”.

BollywoodLife offers condolences to the family of Rajiv Patil.

By Shweta Parande

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