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Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks dies

Filed on February 13, 2020 | Last updated on February 13, 2020 at 05.20 am
Wendell Rodricks, fashion designer, Goa


He had been unwell for a long time.

Well known Indian fashion designer and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks died on Wednesday evening following a prolonged illness.

Speaking to IANS on Wednesday, Nilakanth Halarnkar, BJP MLA from the Tivim Assembly constituency and a longtime associate of the 60-year-old designer, confirmed his death.

"Yes, it is true. He died at 5.45pm today. He was ailing for a long time," Halarnkar said.

Family sources said that the funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

Rodricks, one of the most popular fashion designers from Goa, was awarded a Padma Shri in 2014 and was also accorded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts Et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015. As a designer he has been credited with reviving the Kunbi saree, worm by the indigenous Kunbi tribal women of Goa.

He was in the process of setting up a museum 'Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre' which Rodricks had dedicated to clothes and fashion in Goa through the ages.

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