Monday, March 20, 2006

Obituary: Mahesh V, Mentor of many creative people passes away.


Mahesh V, Senior Creative Director at O&M, Bangalore, passed away due to a Heart Attack on March 20, 2006. He was just 32. He is the key man behind the most famous Hutch Campaign that rocked India couple of years back. Mahesh and Rajiv were a dream team, who won many awards including two gold and two silver lions at Cannes, a silver pencil at the One Show and two grand prizes at the London International.

As an impending creative person, I was astonished by the way Hutch campaign was done. It was simple, amazing and brilliant. I’m sure this news is a great shock for the Indian Advertising industry.

11 comments:

Kaps said...

how can life be so cruel?

Mridula said...

Heart attack at 32! That is a worrying trend.

karmic_jay said...

Life can be cruel. Lost my brother in law (wife's brother) in October last year to a heart attack. He was just 34. Peace to them wherever the departed souls are.

Prophet of Doom said...

32 is too young to die ... especially of Heart attack ...

Anonymous said...

Life isn't a being, it isn't cruel. It's a terrible happening, let's get over it.

Anonymous said...

Life isn't a being, it isn't cruel. It's a terrible happening, let's get over it.

Anonymous said...

may the soul of the great ad man, rest in peace. utterly shocked n taken aback. fate is malicious. mebbe cant even imagine wht ths loss cud have meant to the company and industry of advertising.

Neha said...

thats eally sad :-(
one of the best ad makers!!!

merlin said...

hats off to him for his works, shocked by the news , the industry is goin to loose a true talent like him

Anonymous said...

I knew him personally, and its definitely the worst shock. Mahesh was truly special. There are no answers, and no questions can be asked. May his soul rest in peace and may he live on in our hearts through his work.

Pramod Shankar said...

Sad about Mahesh. I too work in advertising (over 20 years now, was with O&M Bangalore too long back). Advertising is a field where what you do for as living does not save anyone's life; unlike, say, in the medical profession. But you can kill yourself with all the stress... stress that's caused by things outside your control. Mahesh, wherever you are, here's a silent prayer from a fellow writer.