Wendell Rodricks

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Wendell Rodricks (28 May 1960 – 12 February 2020) was an Indian fashion designer and author. He was born in Goa, India. He was also an activist for social causes, the environment, and gay rights.[1] Rodricks was known for his eco-friendly fashion.

Rodricks began his career in fashion by designing for Garden Vareli, Lakmé Cosmetics and DeBeers.[2] He launched his own label in 1989.

He made cameo appearances in the 2003 movie Boom and in the television play True West in 2002. He also played himself in the 2008 movie Fashion.[3][4]

In 2014, the Government of India awarded him its fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.

Rodricks died on 12 February 2020 at his home in Goa of cardiac arrest, aged 59.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Saran, Sathya (15 November 2012). "He's quite an activist: Jerome Marrel on his partner, Wendell Rodricks". Firstpost. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  2. Mittal, Vidhi (2016-03-30). "'I have broken many rules': Wendell Rodricks". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  3. "Wendell Rodricks gets standing ovation at LFW for Padma Shri". Business Standard India. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  4. Garg, Nikshubha (2014-08-10). "I cannot sit on a film set endlessly: Wendell Rodricks". Mid-Day. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  5. "Fashion designer, activist Wendell Rodricks passes away at Goa home". The Indian Express. 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2020-02-12.

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