Pune’s original ‘Mr Bespoke’ -fashion favourite - Deepak Shah passes away
With clients such as Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Sandip Soparkar, Suniel Shetty and many others, Shah was a visionary and fashion icon.pune Updated: Jun 20, 2018 14:39 IST
Deepak Shah (60),owner More Mischief changed the fashion scene in Pune by bringing to the city the best in bespoke designs. He was one of the first few designers to introduced bespoke men’s wear. He launched More Mischief in 1987 that brought about a visible fashion change in Pune.
On Tuesday, Shah passed away after a prolonged illness of cancer. Remembered as a strict disciplinarian at work, Shah was a thorough professional. On the personal front he was known as a cheerful and extremely kind-hearted soul.
With clients such as Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Sandip Soparkar, Suniel Shetty and many others, Shah was a visionary and fashion icon. Owner, More Mischief, Shah could be seen with his daughter Pooja Shah Bhandari at the store.
Recalling, his first encounter with Shah, celebrity choreographer Sandip Soparkar shared, “In 1992, I was introduced to a very warm and large hearted man, because I did not have enough money, who helped me with outfits from my modelling and personality contests. He dressed me up for free and what followed was a relationship of being a family member. Every show, every appearance, from world film festivals to the red carpet at Cannes, he always dressed me up and never charged me a rupee. For 26 years now, I have been wearing his designs. He taught me how to carry and present myself in public. He meant the world to me.”
Soparkar met Shah a few days ago when the latter was admitted in the hospital and recounts. “He called me his lucky charm but the fact is that he was my lucky charm.. whenever I wore his creations all I received was compliments. I met him just few days ago when he was in hospital and when I kissed him good bye I prayed that all the suffering should end for this super fine man. Today he is not with me but I know where ever he is he always wishes the best for me.”
Another patron of the store and a renowned celebrity Jackie Shroff shared that Shah always had a special place in his heart and was like a family member. “He is my bhidu in my heart forever.”
Shah, son of Late Shri Navnitlal Shah, breathed at his residence at Raheja Woods, Kalyaninagar. The cremation took place at Koregaon Park Smashan Bhumi. He is survived by his wife Shilpa and daughters Pooja Shah Bhandari and Saumya.
First Published: Jun 20, 2018 14:39 IST