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"Our dreams should be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment
deeper. And our efforts greater"!!!

Late Shri. Ajay M.Bane
December 14,1957 – April 3, 2008
Founder, Ashwini Publicity

Our respected Chairman, Shri Ajay Bane was an exceptional human being and an outstanding leader. A man far ahead of his times who dared to dream on a scale unimaginable. His life and achievements prove that backed by confidence, courage and conviction; a man can achieve the impossible.

It all started at Indian Express Group in 1977where he was stuck in the jargons like space-selling, media planning & buying for a decade but he had a visualized a bigger picture for him ahead. From a humble beginning in late 80's, he went on to create an organization within a span of just 20 years. He was undoubtedly the first person in 1980's to recognise the strategic significance of Public Relations & Media Awareness for Marathi cinema. He discovered the vast untapped potential of using PR for the Marathi Film Industry. He brought in a concept, a foundation which further led several to follow his path. Dada Kondke, Kiran Shantaram, Smita Talwalkar, Arun Nalawade, Ashwini Bhave, Smita Thackeray, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Purushottam Berde, Prashant Damle, Mahesh Kothare and more stalwarts were supported with his PR methods and which helped them to channelise the growth and development of the Marathi Film Industry in its earlier years.

The first-ever Oscar-nominated Marathi Movie 'Shwaas' was successfully driven under his able guidance globally.

The growth of the organization today is a living testimony to his indomitable will, single-minded dedication and an unrelenting commitment towards his goals set for the generation ahead..

His spirit will live on forever.