Noted writer-filmmaker Sagar, known for films like ”Kabhi Kabhie”, ”Silsila”, and ”Bazaar”, passed away late Sunday night following a brief illness. He was 88.
Sarhadi breathed his last at his residence in the neighbourhood of Sion here, his nephew filmmaker Rameshtold PTI. ”He passed away shortly before midnight. He wasn’t keeping well for sometime and had even stopped eating. He passed away peacefully,” said. Sarhadi’s last rites were held at Sion crematorium, he added. personalities like veteran screenwriter Javed , directors Hansal , Anubhav , Nila Madhab , and actor mourned the demise of Sarhadi.
In his tweet,expressed heartfelt condolences to Sarhadi’s nephew Ramesh Talwar.
”Sagara veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like kabhi, and directed has passed away,” he added.
Retweetingtweet, wrote, ”Rest in peace Sagar saahab.” ”RIP Sagar Sarhadi. What a legacy,” wrote on the microblogging site.
”Sad to know that Sagarji is no more. Truly a big loss for the film industry. ‘Noorie’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Deewana’, ‘Kaho Na writer of so many gems. He also wrote and directed the iconic ‘ Bazaar’. My heartfelt condolences,” wrote Panda.
Shroff shared Sarhadi’s picture onand captioned it: ”Will Miss You… R.I.P”.
Born as Ganga Sagarin , near , now , the writer is said to have adapted the title ‘Sarhadi’ to carry the connection of the frontier province with him.
Sarhadi’s family migrated toduring the Partition when he was 12. He completed his matriculation in before moving to with his elder brother’s family to complete his higher education. studied at the then but had to leave his studies midway to stay afloat and joined an ad agency.
In an interview withon programme in 2018, said he always carried the pain of displacement with him. ”I’m still pained by this (Partition). I still think about what are those powers that force you to leave your village and make you a refugee from a human being. I haven’t forgotten this. I miss my village even today,” he had said. began his career writing short stories and became an playwright. Filmmaker 1976 film ”Kabhi Kabhie”, starring and , opened the gates to his career. The writer collaborated with for screenplays in acclaimed films like ”Silsila” (1981) and Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor-starrer ”Chandni”, for which he wrote the dialogues. In 1982, turned director with ”Bazaar”, starring , , and Naseeruddin Shah. The film is considered a cult classic today with memorable music by and songs such as ‘Dikhayee , ‘Phir Chiddi Raat’ and ‘Dekh Lo Aaj Humko Jee Bharke’.
Sarhadi is also credited with writing dialogues for superstardebut ”Deewana” in 1992 and debut ”Kaho Na Pyaar Hai” (2000). is survived by his nephews and nieces.
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