Sheriff of Mumbai Nana Chudasama passed away on Sunday morning in the financial capital after a brief illness. He was 86. The father of BJP spokesperson Shaina NC, Nana Chudasama was a jurist and founder-patron of various charitable and environment-related initiatives in Mumbai, including NGOs Giants International and I Love Mumbai. Nana Chudasama was known most popularly for a banner on Mumbai’s Marine Drive that carries pithy messages based on national and international news headlines.
The banners’ contents were compiled in a book a couple of years ago, titled History On A Banner. The book led some to comment that Chdasama’s witty one-liners were a precursor to the Twitter age. In 2005, The former two-term sheriff was conferred the Padma Shri in 2005 for his work in the social sector.
Confirming the news of her father’s demise, BJP leader Shaina NC said in a statement, “With profound grief, we inform you that our beloved father Nana Chudasama breathed his last today.” Nana Chudasama was the only Person ever to hold the position of both sheriff and mayor of Mumbai. She informed that last rite of Nana Chudasama will be performed today evening in Mumbai.