Alumnus and former executive director of the National Institute of Design (NID), Professor Vikas Satwalekar died on June 27. He is survived by his wife Professor Suranjana Satwalekar, who is also an alumnus of NID, and son Eeshaan Satwalekar.
Prof Satwalekar was formerly an NID executive director (1989-2000) and the head of its visual communication programme (1982-2000). He completed his post graduation at NID followed by a stint at the Basel School, Switzerland. He had worked on prestigious exhibition design projects, such as the Khalsa Heritage Museum, and conceived and designed ‘Bharat Ek Darshan’ and ‘India Exhibit’ at the Commonwealth Institute, London.
As a graphic designer, he had created corporate identity programmes for Mother Dairy, the National Dairy Development Board, four regional identities for Channel Tara, Broadcast Worldwide Pvt Ltd and Doordarshan channel identities (DD news, Metro, National Sports, Prasar Bharati, regional Doordarshan channels), among others.
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