Renowned art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai passed away at the age of 57.

The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation, with initial reports suggesting a possible suicide.

His lifeless body was found at his N D Studio in Karjat on August 2 morning.

Nitin Desai was a four-time National Award winner for art direction and worked on iconic films like "Lagaan," "Jodhaa Akbar," and "Munnabhai M.B.B.S."

He also contributed to the international film industry through his work on "Slumdog Millionaire."

Maharashtra MLA Mahesh Baldi confirmed his death and mentioned financial stress as a possible reason for suicide.

Bollywood personalities, including filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri and film critic Taran Adarsh, expressed their grief over his demise.

Nitin Desai's artistic brilliance and vision left an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

The industry reflects on the importance of mental health awareness and support for those facing challenges.

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