Gautam Adhikari, founder of Shri Adhikari Brothers passed away due to a heart attack in the wee hours of Friday. He was 67. Adhikari is survived by wife Ranjana and two children – a son and a daughter. His last rites were performed at a cemetery in Vile Parle this morning.
Gautam was the chairman and whole time director of the SAB group. Started as a small family owned partnership firm by brothers Gautam and Markand in 1985, the company went on to become the first publicly-listed television production company in India when it was listed on the BSE in 1995.
According to the company website, Gautam also wore the director’s hat and helmed many serials including Hello Inspector, Commandar, Marshall, Silsila and Waqt ki Raftar etc. His name was listed in the Limca Books of Records 1999 for directing maximum episodes.