Celebrity make-up artist Subhash Vagal fondly known as ‘Subbu’ lost his battle against cancer today. Several celebrities including Anushka Sharma, Nimrat Kaur, Malaika Arora, Katrina Kaif shared heartfelt emotional posts about him. Anushka took to Instagram to mourn his demise. The actor shared a heartfelt tribute calling him kind, humble and “a beautiful soul”.
Celebrity stylists Ami Patel, Tanya Ghavri, Anaita Shroff Adajania also shared emotional posts about him and recalled the great times they had working with him. Malaika shared an Instagram story about Subbu. In an interview to a leading lifestyle magazine, Katrina Kaif had spoken about him and credited him with teaching her certain make-up skills. She had said, “There were so many conversations around it, and so many little moments that would register in my mind on what make-up can do to enhance your features. Gradually, I picked up on even the smaller nuances and learnt many techniques through the very talented make-up artist Subhash dada, who worked with me for a long time.” Check out the heartfelt tributes of the actresses below:
He was kind, he was humble, he was gentle and he was brilliant . A maestro, as I always called him. Subbu will always remain one of the most loved and respected makeup artists in the country. He made me look beautiful every time he touched my face with his exceptional skills. And will be remembered for all the beautiful work he has left behind and all the lives he has touched. A wonderful son and brother and a beautiful soul has left us today. May you rest in peace Subbu
A great loss ,so unexpected, cannot believe it .....such a incredible talent ,The first make up artist i ever worked with, taught me so many things , by my side for so many shoots ,days ,weeks months . It doesn’t seem real , such a gentle kind quiet soul , u never heard him speak about anyone in any way , he could transform your face and bring out beauty u could not see. Gone way too soon , cannot believe we will never have our discussions again . Rest in peace subhu you will be missed
RIP Subu, my talented genius of a friend. I know that wherever you are the place will always be more brighter and more beautiful because that’s what you did when you when you were here not just with your work but what you gave us by being you. I will always treasure the make up lessons and life lessons from you and how you used to make me sit on the chair and do make up just for fun. I am heart broken to know I won’t see you again. I can still see your smile hear you laughter and your humour. Love you my precious friend.
My heart breaks to write this msg since the beginning of my career right up until recently I’ve worked with the genius of Subbu , I have been fortunate enough and blessed to have known him professionally and had long talks with him about life and the most insightful advice from him about everything everyone who knows subbu knew that he was par excellence and the most humble genuine person you would have ever met! At shoots we ate laughed created art on the beautiful women we worked with and made the most amazing memories subbolllass we ll miss you!! RIP we loved you always and we will love you forever and ever !!!!
Shall really miss you subbu RIP . There was something rare about Subbu, When he started in our industry, he was the only one who could do a clean contemporary look. Any face that he put his art to always had a fresh feel to it. It was almost as though you needed Subbu to know what your true potential was. He lost his battle to cancer today but his work will endure the test of time. Subbu was a real genius. He was always the easiest person to work with, had a very quiet demeanour but was always sure of what he was doing. I’ve known him for a long time and I could always count on him. This is a great loss to me and our industry . He was always there for me, even when I didn’t ask. @subbu28 me
Vidya Balan, Malaika, Amrita Arora, Athiya Shetty, Amruta Khanvilkar, Rakul Preet Singh and Sophie Choudry also paid tributes to the ace make-up artist. They shared Instagram stories about him on their social media handles.
Karan Johar and Sonam Kapoor also expressed their grief on his passing.