Breaking News  /  Lifestyle  /  News

Padam shri Award winner, Wendell Rodrick Passes away at 59

                    Padam Shri WENDELL RODRICKS died due to heart attack today at his residence in goa . He had served for more than two decades in Fashion and Design industry . He brought up the idea of ‘ ECO – FRIENDLY ‘ clothing Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat tweeted-“Deeply shocked to hear about the passing away of acclaimed fashion designer Padmashri Wendell Rodricks. My condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace,”        Wendell always stood for the rights for the LGBTQ community. He was among the first Indians to come out openly as gay in early 2000s
Rodricks said after meeting Cardinal Oswald Gracias, “I will be the public face of this endeavor to establish a hotline to assist LGBTQ and family/friends who need guidance and support to keep the faith. I was moved to tears when Cardinal Gracias not only gave his total approval and support but also agreed to advise his clergy to be more compassionate and less condemning of the LGBTQ community,”