Noted writer filmmaker Sagar, known for films like ”Kabhi Kabhie”, ”Silsila”, and ”Bazaar”, passed away late Sunday night due to age related issues. 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 will be held at Sion crematorium at around 11 am, he added. Born as Ganga Sagar in , near , now , the writer is said to have adapted the title ‘Sarhadi’ to carry with him the connection of the frontier province, after he migrated to aged 12. began his career writing short stories and became an playwright. 1976 ”Kabhi Kabhie”, starring and , opened the gates for his career. The writer collaborated with to pen screenplay 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 Pathak Shah, , Patil and Naseeruddin Shah.
Sarhadi is also credited with writing dialogues for superstardebut ”Deewana” in 1992 and debut ”Kaho Na Pyaar Hai”. is survived by his nephews and nieces.
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