Industry Mourns the Death of Event Managers Ankiit Malhotra and Ranjan Kalra in Car Accident

Industry Watch | October 12, 2020 | News

Ankiit Malhotra Ranjan Kalra

In a tragic car accident last week, two young denizens of the events industry - Ankiit Malhotra, Creative Director, CommeSogno Vero events, and Ranjan Kalra, Production Head at the company -lost their lives. For more than five years, the two had been working as partners and would fly to different cities to organise weddings and other events.

The accident took place in New Delhi about 3.45 am on Wednesday, when the two were on their way to the airport to catch a flight to Kolkata for work, according to reports. They had to travel to Kolkata to finalise the venue for another event after hosting an event in Noida on Tuesday night.

Ankiit Malhotra and RanjanKalra at CommeSogno Vero had planned and executed many celebrity weddings including Shahid Kapur and Mira Rajput’s Delhi and Mumbai functions. 

Paying tribute to them, Shloka Events headed by Yuvraj Singh Johar stated in a message, “We at Shloka are devastated with this incident, and our hearts and minds are with all the friends and families that were touched by these amazing boys.”

“I was so happy today, posted a live video and had plans for more live videos but I lost a dear friend,RanjanKalra. We met 10 years ago and a few days back, we were making plans to meet again. Life is too short, don't just make plans, implement it. We'll miss you yaara. Rest in Peace,” said Lekha Sharma, Director, Lekha Sharma's Dharohar Kathak Dance Academy, expressing her sorrow at the unexpected deaths.

Our condolences and thoughts go out to the deceased's mourning family and the events industry. May the souls of Ankiit Malhotra and Ranjan Kalra rest in peace.


Both of them passed away in an accident at New Delhi last week, when they were on their way to the airport to catch a flight to Kolkata for work, say reports.

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