Film Archives head Vijay Jadhav dead!

Pune: Vijay H. Jadhav, director of the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), died here Monday after suffering a massive heart attack.

Jadhav, 43, complained of uneasiness and breathing problems. He was rushed to the Sahyadri Hospital where he died, official sources said.

Jadhav is survived by his wife, a professor in Pune, and two daughters.

Hailing from the 1995 batch if Indian Information Service, Jadhav, a chemical engineer, served with the Press Information Bureau in Pune, where he was the director, and earlier in Mumbai.

He did a stint with the Mumbai Doordarshan as news editor and as defence public relations officer in Pune.

He was transferred as the National Film Archives of India in April 2008 as director and was based in Pune since then.

Jadhav was an accomplished table player, having trained under Ustad Allahrakha. He had performed at a public function only two days ago. (IANS)

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