Veteran trade wizard Santosh Singh Jain is no more

Santosh Singh Jain (file picture)

Hailed as the ‘Bhishma Pitamah’, ‘'The Iron Man' of Indian film trade, Santosh Singh Jain died today in the morning in Mumbai. He was 97.

"Our family and film trade's patriarch Santosh Singh Jain left for his heavenly abode about at 4 a.m. today morning at his Bombay residence. He was 97. Jain saheb lived a legendary professional as well as personal life. We will always miss you Daddy," Harsh Jain, his great grandson, tweeted on social media.

Santosh Singh Jain was the longest serving President of Central Circuit Cine Association (CCCA) - 34 years. Santosh Singh Jain was also served as the President of the Film Federation of India.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta tweeted: "Very sorry to learn about demise of the extremely affable Shri Santosh Singh Jain... Film trade people remember him as the 'Bhishma Pitamah' of the industry. Survived by an entire trade which will grieve the death of a Superman.

Santosh Singh Jain was also addressed as 'The Iron Man', said trade expert Atul Mohan.