Popular fashion designer Umesh Jivnani passed away in the early hours of Saturday, leaving the fashion industry stunned. The fashion writer and photographer died due to cardiac arrest at his home in Bandra West, Mumbai. He was 46.
He is survived by his mother, elder brother, sister and a young niece. Jivnani was an alumnus of HR College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai.
Jivnani has worked with several Bollywood celebrities in his long-spanning career as a fashion designer. He was also a columnist with Hindustan Times, Free Press Journal, and DNA.
Bollywood and fashion industry are deeply saddened and shocked at the sudden demise of the fashion designer.
Photographer Vickky Idnaani posted a series of photos with Umesh on Facebook as he bid goodbye to his friend. He wrote, Umesh Jivnani, the artist! We just had a long call after your London trip, but the dinner and hugs are pending. Thanks for touching my life and your own special. Your last few posts on social media are about time standing still and the end of an era with the Queen going away. Om Shanti.
Fashion designer Varun Bahl also uploaded a photo of his close friend Umesh Jivnani and wrote Rest in peace my dearest Umesh … until we meet again.
Film write, author and creator of television serials and movies Mushtaq Sheikh also shared his deepest condolences. Sharing a photo of Umesh on Twitter, he tweeted Umesh Jivnani my dear friend is no more. Numb. Can’t believe this heartbreaking news!
Umesh Jivnani’s cremation will be held at Santacruz Electric Crematorium on September 26 at 2:30 pm.