India mourns the death of fashion designer Satya Paul

Fashion Designer Satya Paul (centre) - Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Indian fashion designer Satya Paul has died at the age of 78.

A favourite of many Bollywood stars, the designer made his name with his use of contemporary colours, patterns and materials.

He is credited with helping to modernize the traditional sari.

Paul set up India’s first sari boutique in 1980 and launched his own label six years later.

According to the BBC, he died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke last month.