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Ogilvy India’s Executive Creative Director Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim passes away
Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim passes away
Nazim worked with Ogilvy from 2014 to 2016 and returned to Ogilvy last year
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Ogilvy India’s Executive Creative Director Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim passes away

Nazim worked with Ogilvy from 2014 to 2016 and returned to Ogilvy last year
  • Ad industry mourns the loss of Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim.
  • Ogilvy India had appointed Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim as Executive Creative Director for its Bangalore office in March 2020.
Ogilvy India’s Executive Creative Director Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim has passed away.

Divya Bhatia, Ogilvy's Group Creative Director shared the news on LinkedIn.


Nazim worked with Ogilvy from 2014 to 2016 and returned to Ogilvy last year, when the lockdown was announced in March. Before that, he had a short stint as an entrepreneur. He founded BoltHill Technologies in October 2019. He had also won Ogilvy’s only Cannes Lion in 2015. He had over 180 metals and nominations in international and domestic award shows such as Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, Clio, LIA, Andys, Adfest, Spikes, NY Festivals, Kyoorius and Abbys.

He had also co-created JSW Steel’s groundbreaking campaign with Geeta Phogat, the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in Wrestling at the Commonwealth Games.


“Can’t process this. This is shocking and heartbreaking. He had such a pleasing personality, a sweet smile and childlike enthusiasm for ideas. I remember how he told me about the 3 H’s for success in my Ogilvy interview - Honesty, Hunger and Humility. I am so unlucky that I couldn’t work with him for long. God bless his soul and give enough strength to his family to bear the inexplicable loss,” wrote Harshil Dhawan, Associate Creative Director at Ogilvy.

Prasoon Joshi also tweeted.



“Back in Burnett, his gentle wit was the balm in all the brawl. Too young and too good to lose. Shocking. Devastating. Unbelievable,” said Raj Dutta, Creative Director and Head of Content, Gameskraft Technologies.

In a career spanning 21 years, he worked with Leo Burnett, Bates, McCann, and Ogilvy.