Wendell Rodricks died in Goa
India’s famous fashion designer Wendell Rodricks is no longer among us. According to news agency ANI, Wendell died in Goa. Wendell Rodrigues was born in Goa on May 28, 1960, but grew up in Mumbai. Born in a Catholic Goan family, Wendell made his career in fashion design. He started his career as a designer for Garden Varelli, Lakme cosmetics and debears.
Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passes away in Goa. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/fAZDmDd5sC
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2020
He was also honored with the Padma Shri Award, the highest civilian award by the Government of India in the year 2014. Along with being a fashion designer, Wendell was known for being an author, environmental protector as well as supporting gay rights.
Union Minister Smriti Irani has expressed grief over the death of Wendell Rodrigues. He wrote, “I am shocked by the death of Wendell Rodrigues.” ‘Wendell Rodrigues was the famous fashion designer of India. May his soul rest in peace. ”
Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Wendell Rodricks, one of India’s most renowned designers. My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace 🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 12, 2020