Scores of celebrities from the film fraternity mourned the death of veteranwriter-director Sagar Sarhadiactor. He was 88 when he breathed his last on Monday morning at his residence. As the news of the legendary filmmaker’s death spread, several celebrities extended condolences to the bereaved family.
Deeply saddened by the demise of, veteran actor , who has known the departed soul closely took to and recalled, “Deeply sorry at the passing away of #Sagar Sarhadi. He will be remembered for his work both in theatre n films notable amongst them #Tanhaii n #Bazaar. He drew his inspiration from life travelled by bus n train bcoz he was a writer of d masses. We at IPTA have lost a family member.” The literary figure veteran poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed also mourned the demise of the legendary filmmaker on and wrote, “Sagar a veteran theatre and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi Kabhi, and directed has passed away. My heartfelt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew .”
Bollywood’s veteran superstartoo lamented the death of the writer on Instagram by posting a throwback monochromatic picture of him. Taking to the captions, he wrote, “Will Miss You…… R.I.P”. Superstar Hrithik who debuted in through the movie ‘Kaho Naa Pyar Hai’, mourned the legendary filmmaker’s death and acknowledged him for writing dialogues for his movie. “Saddened by the passing of Sagar Ji. I will forever be indebted for his contribution as the dialogue writer for Kaho Naa Pyar Hai. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family. Om shanty”, he tweeted.
The ace filmmaker, who was not keeping well for the last few months due to health issues, breathed his last at hisresidence. He had earlier reportedly been admitted to the ICU of a cardiac care hospital, following a heart problem. His last rites will be performed later today. Sagar , whose real name was Ganga Sagar was born in , now in , in the year 1933. He was a veteran member of IPTA who introduced exemplary performers like Farooque Shaikh and in his inter-collegiate theatre competitions for colleges like and St Xavier’s in the late 60s and early 70s.
Sarhadi, one of the finest storytellers in thefilm industry had penned scripts for movies like ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Noori’, and the Hrithik debutant ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’, among others that went to become blockbusters. He had produced and directed the 1882 movie ‘Bazar’ and had also written few serials for TV and stage. (ANI)
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