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Veteran Writer-Director Sagar Sarhadi Passes Away At The Age Of 87

By: Krishma | March 22, 2021

Veteran writer-director Sagar Sarhadi passed away in Mumbai on Monday, reported news agency ANI. Sagar Sarhadi was 87. Sarhadi breathed his last at his residence in the neighbourhood of Sion here, his nephew filmmaker Ramesh Talwar told PTI. “He passed away shortly before midnight. He wasn’t keeping well for some time and had even stopped eating. He passed away peacefully,” Talwar said.

Sarhadi’s last rites will be held at Sion crematorium at around 11 am, he added.

As soon as the news of his demise surfaced several condolence messages from the indusrty started to pour in. Mourning the filmmaker, actor Jackie Shroff posted a black and white photograph of him on his Instagram handle and captioned, "Will miss you...R.I.P." Sagar Sarhadi was a scriptwriter, a director and a producer. He was known for his work on films like Noorie, Bazaar, Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Chandni, Deewana and Kaho Na Pyar Hai. His work as an Urdu playwright is still loved by many.

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Director Hansal Mehta also mourned the death of Sagar Sarhadi and tweeted: "Rest in peace, Sagar Sarhadi sahab."

Sagar Sarhadi rose to fame after he wrote dialogues for the 1976 hit Kabhi Kabhie. He even won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for his work. Kabhi Kabhie starred Amitabh Bachchan, late actor Shashi Kapoor, Raakhee, Waheeda Rehman, late actor Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. It was directed by Yash Chopra.

Post Kabhi Kabhie, Sagar Sarhadi wrote dialogues for the 1979 film Noorie, 1989 film Chandni and the 1981 movie Silsila. While Chandni featured later actors Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, Silsila, directed by Yash Chopra, starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Rekha in the lead roles. Also Read: Actor Harman Baweja Ties Knot With Health Expert Sasha Ramchandani!


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