Industry leaders pay rich tributes to Pradeep Guha

As the soul of 9Xmedia MD, Pradeep Guha has untimely passed away, the whole industry mourns on his death. Pradeep Guha was the managing director of 9X Media Private Limited at the time of his death.

On social media, actors Manoj Bajpayee, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Subhash Ghai, Lara Dutta, and MK Anand expressed their condolences for Mr Guha's demise.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who first met Guha during her time at the Miss India pageant in 2000, said his death was a personal loss for her. She said she admired the media veteran''s zest for life. "You were always my forever champion. Your random calls of encouragement, your zest for life and your ambition was something I have always admired so much. This loss is so personal. I will miss your voice and strength so much. "I've had very few constants in my life and outside my parents, you were one that I truly saw as my mentor. You saw something in me I never knew I had. You never shied away from reminding me on how I could be better. You always lead with charge," she wrote alongside a video Guha did around the release of her memoir "Unfinished".

"Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about my friend @guhapradeep's passing away !! May you rest in peace Pradeep," Manoj Bajpayee wrote on Twitter.

Lara Dutta, was crowned Miss Universe the same year with Priyanka and Dia Mirza, said Guha was the most successful "Queen maker".

Dia Mirza, actor and Miss Asia Pacific 2000 recalled a conversation and posted it on the Instagram she had with Guha while leaving for the international beauty pageant that filled her with "strength". I will never forget that car ride as you dropped me off to the airport as i left the country to represent India at the Miss Asia Pacific. ''What if i lose?'' I had asked you and you said, ''It will be their loss. You are a winner.'' "Those words were everything. They gave the 18 year old me so much strength. And over the years you stood by me. Through good times and bad. Always offering your wisdom."

MK Anand pens down his grief, writing “Farewell Boss!”

Pradeep Guha, the managing director of 9XM and a media veteran, died on August 21 after a brief fight with liver cancer. He was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer (stage 4) three weeks ago and was being treated at Mumbai's Kokilaben Ambani Hospital by some of the city's top experts in collaboration with Sloan Kettering's New York counterparts.


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