Noted Marathi newsreader Pradeep Bhide passes away at 68

Noted Marathi newsreader Pradeep Bhide passed away due to a prolonged illness at his residence in Mumbai on Tuesday, a former colleague of his said

Noted Marathi newsreader Pradeep Bhide passes away at 68
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Noted Marathi newsreader Pradeep Bhide passed away due to a prolonged illness at his residence in Mumbai on Tuesday, a former colleague of his said.

Bhide (68), who worked for Doordarshan (Marathi), gained popularity in the late 1980s and 90s when television sets had entered middle-class households and the state-run news channel was the only audio-visual format available for viewers.

"Bhide's dignified voice, clear pronunciations and a pleasant personality remained unchanged during his 35-year-long career as a newsreader at Mumbai Doordarshan. He was suffering from an irrecoverable ailment for a long time," she said.

Bhide was also involved in the Marathi theatre scene.


Bhide is survived by his wife, son and daughter. He was cremated at a crematorium in the western suburb of Andheri here, it was stated.

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