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Tribute to Nihal Fernando by Herman Gunesekera

Posted on 29 April 2015 by admin

In MemoriamTo members of the family and staff of Studio Times
Through the kind courtesy of the Secretary of the Peterites Pre 70's Group, I have been informed of the passing away of a legend in the art of Photograhy.
Perhaps none of you may know me or even have heard of me. Although I am a old PeterIte, it is through the Advertising Industry that I first met Nihal.
I had the pleasure of knowing Nihal years ago, perhaps in the early to mid '70's, when I entered the field of Advertising first at Zenith Advertising, then at Grant Advertising, later at De Alwis Advertising and finally at Creative Services Ltd. In all these places of work, I had the opportunity of visiting and meeting Nihal and Pat Deckker who predeceased him. As a youngster, I learnt a lot from Nihal's words of wisdom in his office in the Fort and continued to engage his services at his present location in Skelton Road.
Nihal was a straight and forthright man who cherished and loved his profession and was not one to compromise his professionalism for the sake of business or what he would term 'an idiotic Client'!
I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Nihal's family and members of the Staff of Studio Times and will remember Nihal in my prayers.
Very Sincerely,
Herman Gunesekera
Editor's Note – Herman Gunesekera belongs to the Pre-70s Group. His two older brothers Elmo (deceased) and Frankie both attended SPC. Elmo played for the College 1st XI as an effective spinner.


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