Condolences pour in for 'iconic' fashion designer Rodricks
    Panaji, Feb 12 (PTI) Prominent personalties from
political and film world on Wednesday condoled the death of
renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks and hailed him as
an iconic figure.
    The internationally-famed fashion designer died at his
home in Colvale village in North Goa on Wednesday evening at
the age of 59.
    A Padma Shri award-winning designer and known for
infusing modern aesthetics with traditional Goan influences,
Rodricks was also an author, environmentalist and gay rights
    Union minister Smriti Irani paid tributes to Rodricks
and hailed him as one of Indias most renowned designers.
    Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Wendell
Rodricks, one of the Indias most renowned designers. My
heartfelt condolence to his loved ones, May his soul rest in
peace," she tweeted.
    Another Union minister Shripad Naik, the Member of
Parliament from North Goa, described him as an iconic figure
in the Indian fashion industry.
    Extremely saddened to hear the sad demise of one of
Goas and countrys iconic designer Padmashri Wendell
Rodrick!, an iconic figure in the Indian fashion industry.
    "May God give strength to the bereaved family to bear
this loss. May his soul rest in peace," Naik tweeted.
    Film director Onir tweeted, Absolutely shocked and
heartbroken to hear about my friend @wendellrodricks sudden
    "Sad that this happens when he was about to open his
dream project... the museum of costumes in Goa. Loving and
warm...will always cherish the week I spent with him this Nov
in Goa. PTI RPS

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