Producer Gautam Adhikari passes away: A 67- years-old leading television producer, Gautam Adhikari, who is considered as one of the pioneers of the Marathi TV industry, passed away at his residence here today after a brief illness, his family sources said.The last rites will be performed at 11 am in Vile Parle suburban area of Mumbai. Gautam and his brother Markand started a company- Sri Adhikari Brothers (SAB) Group- in 1985 as a small family owned partnership firm.It went on to become the first publicly-listed television production company in India when it was listed on the BSE in 1995. The company initially produced serials in Marathi, but soon ventured into film distribution & production business.It is a leading Indian M&E conglomerate with interests in broadcast, films, content production and publishing. Gautam Adhikari, who was a diploma holder in commercial art, had directed several films and serials.
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