Ad Man Gerson Da Cunha Passes Away: Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar And Shobhaa De Mourn His Death


Gerson Da Cunha passed away. Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar pen tributes. (Image credit: Shobhaa De)

Renowned Ad Man and journalist Gerson Da Cunha passed away on Friday. Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar And Shobhaa De paid their tributes.

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  • Last Updated:January 07, 2022, 21:27 IST

Renowned Ad Man and journalist Gerson Da Cunha passed away. He died on Friday at the age of 92. He was a multi-faceted personality who began his journey as a journalist with Press Trust India and went on to join the advertising industry. He also starred in a few Bollywood movies.

Following the news of Gerson’s death, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar took to Twitter and mourned his demise. Shabana shared a picture of Gerson and penned a tribute. “RIP#Gerson Dacunha . What a rich life you led .. engaged and invested in making our world a better place. We will celebrate you,” she wrote.

Javed too penned a few words in his memory. “Suddenly our Mumbai has become a few degrees less sophisticated Less dignified and less classy with the demise of #Gerson Dacunha,” he tweeted. Columnist Shobhaa De too took to Twitter and shared a picture of Gerson and remembered him. “Goodbye dear, dear friend . A great thespian and an even greater human being is no more. RIP Gerson da Cunha. Above all else, a large hearted humanitarian,” she wrote on the social media platform.

Columnist Suhel Seth too remembered him. “One of the true titans of Indian Advertising; a great theatre aficionado and above all the epitome of grace and refinement. Travel well Gerson Da Cunha and break a leg on the other side,” he tweeted.

According to the Press Trust of India, Gerson was not only worked as a journalist and in advertising but also appeared in a few plays. He reportedly acted in plays and movies such as the Electric Moon (1992) and Cotton Mary (1999). He was also a part of Shah Rukh Khan’s Asoka, which was released in 2001, and John Abraham and Lisa Ray’s Water, which had released in 2005, among others.

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