Mumbai : Nana chudasma funeral  at walkeshwar crematorium. Photo by BL SONI
Mumbai : Nana chudasma funeral at walkeshwar crematorium. Photo by BL SONI

Mumbai: He was known for his succinct messages and comments on important issues of the day displayed through banners put up above a popular pizza joint at Marine Drive, South Mumbai. Chudasama was also awarded Padma Shri in recognition of his work in the social sector. His daughter Shaina NC is a BJP spokesperson.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C Vidyasagar Rao condoled the death of Chudasama and lauded him for his socio-cultural initiatives in Mumbai. Chudasama was truly connected to citizens with several NGOs and has always supported the activities. His two liner message board at the Marine Drive was a reflection of his personality,” Fadnavis said.

Rao said, “Contribution of Nana Chudasama to Mumbai’s socio-economic and cultural life was of a high order. He was among the foremost champions of a clean and green Mumbai.” The Governor said Chudasama was a conscience keeper of the financial capital.

Through his initiative I Love Mumbai, he organised plant shows and promoted tree plantation. Through his popular banners on the Marine Drive, he commented upon the paradoxes of public life and polity in a humorous way. He founded an NGO, Giants International, which has presence in several cities in India as well as abroad.

As the founder of service organisation Giants International, he rendered social service in many areas. In his demise, the city of Mumbai has lost a conscience keeper of Mumbai,” said the Governor.  Chudasama carried out social work through his NGOs such as I Love Mumbai, the National Kidney Foundation and the Forum Against Drugs and AIDS.

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