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Model, designer Simar Dugal no longer-no more lifestyle.

 

Mannequin-turned-designer Simar Dugal, 52, handed away within the early hours of Wednesday, after a battle with most cancers. Tributes poured in from her pals within the vogue and movie trade.

Designer Rina Dhaka remembers her as a chic and compassionate individual: “Simar was courageous …elegant and fought on with a smile bravely until her final breath. In loving reminiscence of my lovely pal. It’s not like I didn’t know this might occur any day however nothing actually prepares you. Simar, each image of yours I see, I’m flooded with reminiscences. I keep in mind lengthy again we had been doing a present of mine in London, and as we left the lodge to stroll to Bond Avenue, you opened your hair, wore a crimson lipstick and voila, everybody was checking you out. Simar was courageous, elegant and fought on with a smile bravely until her final breath. Her voice remains to be in my head. She epitomized full compassion and love like nobody else. I pray for her household, her son Arjan, Rajit, Radhika, her lovely mom of their time of this loss. She has actually proven a means of the right way to defeat dying with love. ”

Photographer and artist Samar Jodha remembers: “In my final life one did vogue images, which included working with some inspiring designers like Ritu Kumar, Rohit Khosla amongst few others. This additionally meant capturing good people like Shyamoli Verma, Mehr Jesia, Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai and so many different beauties … However most superb individual I labored on this line of vogue was Simar Dugal. What was so particular about Simar? As I recall she was past her magnificence, her curiosity in vogue was a lot about material, the textiles, jewelry and the historic perspective of weaver communities. Principally these shoots had been a studying curve for her and her nice curiosity within the inventive course of. At some point all of us retired from that enterprise, she began her personal label.. and relaxation is historical past. However what remained was a terrific friendship with this non secular soul. So right here is ‘three Cheers’ to realizing one another for over two dozen years.”

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With a heavy coronary heart as we speak we received the information that Simar Duggal isn’t any extra. She handed away final night time at 2.30 at her mom Rita Sawhneys dwelling , at a really younger age of 52 years. I’ve recognized the household for a very long time,from my childhood in Amritsar the place they lived. Initially they had been conservative and cautious of her want to grow to be a mannequin. Her first task was a fairly naive shoot at our present room, when she was in her teenagers.Subsequently Simar moved on to grow to be one of the vital recognized faces on the indian ramp and was a muse for a lot of design homes. She was particular to me, and modelled for my ebook “The Costumes and Textiles of Royal India”, —in image, in addition to for a dozen or extra Tree of Life exhibits that we did, telling the story of indian crafts. All of us travelled everywhere in the world and he or she was significantly taken with historical past and content material. On the ramp, she dropped at the desk a grace, angle and intelligence, in addition to magnificence which was all her personal and uncommon on the planet of vogue. Her physique language instructed a narrative which conveyed rather more than the garments she wore. She was very smart, a beautiful human being and a pal as we shared a love for textiles. She fought a really tough battle, for a number of years now, with most cancers, and survived the years she lived ,with a courageous face which was exemplary. For me her passing away , appears as if an period of vogue in india has additionally gone, maybe not ever to come back again once more in fairly the identical means.I’ve additionally misplaced a pal , and a muse. She might be actually missed. My deepest condolences to her household, who’ve been pillars of power by her robust journey to the tip. – Ritu Kumar

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Calling Dugal ‘particular’, designer Ritu Kumar wrote: “With a heavy coronary heart as we speak we received the information that Simar Duggal isn’t any extra. She handed away final night time at 2.30 at her mom Rita Sawhneys dwelling , at a really younger age of 52 years. She was particular to me… All of us travelled everywhere in the world and he or she was significantly taken with historical past and content material. On the ramp, she dropped at the desk a grace, angle and intelligence, in addition to magnificence which was all her personal and uncommon on the planet of vogue. Her physique language instructed a narrative which conveyed rather more than the garments she wore. She was very smart, a beautiful human being and a pal as we shared a love for textiles. She fought a really tough battle, for a number of years now, with most cancers, and survived the years she lived ,with a courageous face which was exemplary. For me her passing away appears as if an period of vogue in India has additionally gone, maybe not ever to come back again once more in fairly the identical means.I’ve additionally misplaced a pal and a muse. She might be actually missed. My deepest condolences to her household, who’ve been pillars of power by her robust journey to the tip.”

Actor Malaika Arora wrote: “My eyes effectively up n I can’t cease the tears …. my lovely pal, my angel, my strongest, my most compassionate sim … love u n miss u so a lot …. relaxation in peace my pal.”

To an outsider within the vogue world as a compere there was at all times your reassuring smile and sweetness. One of many individuals who made me really feel snug in my extremely retro garments in my early RJ days. At all times heat, at all times constructive. RIP#SimarDugal https://t.co/IEwff204rQ

— Roshan Abbas (@roshanabbas) August 12, 2020

Actor Roshan Abbas wrote: “To an outsider within the vogue world as a compere there was at all times your reassuring smile and sweetness. One of many individuals who made me really feel snug in my extremely retro garments in my early RJ days. At all times heat, at all times constructive. RIP#SimarDugal.”

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Designer Vikram Phadnis posted on his Instagram and wrote, “May the Angels sing to you heaven.”

Designer Vikram Phadnis posted on his Instagram and wrote, “Could the Angels sing to you heaven.”

Mannequin Sonalika Sahay wrote: “Life is so fragile. Relaxation in peace #simardugal You may be missed.”

Mannequin Dipannita Sharma wrote: “Sim Sim …my most lovely. You taken care of me when i used to be a beginner. Your advise on every little thing, i held so near my coronary heart. I couldn’t even see you earlier than you stated goodbye to this world. I don’t suppose I’ve ever met anybody who seemed so ethereally gorgeous & had a coronary heart to match. R.I.P #SimarDugal . Thanks for touching me along with your magic. You’re & at all times might be my lovely guardian angel. I’ll at all times love you. A lot. In our hearts endlessly & ever. My deepest condolences to the household, particularly to her son.”

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