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Former Lowe Lintas Chairman Fali Vakeel passes away

Vakeel, an ad veteran, was appointed as the Chairman of the agency in 2011.

Fali Vakeel, the former Vice Chairman of Lowe Lintas, has passed away. Vakeel, an ad veteran, was appointed as the Chairman of the agency in 2011.

Often called 'Last of the Mad Men in Indian advertising’ by his colleagues, Fali contributed significantly to Lintas' growth before he quit advertising in 2016. Brought up in Mumbai, the ad veteran, has also worked for JWT and McCann in London. However, returned to India in the early 80s.

Vakeel's funeral will take place at the Parsi Prayer Hall in Mumbai's Worli area at 3:40 pm and Uthumna will be held on Sunday at the Parsi prayer Hall at 3:40 pm, informs his family.

Subramanyeswar S (Subbu) – Group CEO India and CSO (APAC), MullenLowe Global said, “Once in a rare while, someone like Fali comes along to not only raise the bar in their field of operation, but they create an entirely new standards of measurement - CREATIVITY, in our case. Our deepest condolences goes to his family, personal friends, and to the entire Lintas community. He will always be an inspirer and admirer to us. May he rest in peace!”

As a tribute to Vakeel's legacy, Mullen Lowe Lintas Group shared a post on LinkedIn as a tribute. "Advertising loses its colour, Your wit and wisdom will forever resonate in our hearts. Your legacy at Lintas will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Fali Vakeel," it added.

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