Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh dies due to heart attack : worldleaks
Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh, best known for his unforgettable performances in films like ‘Garm Hava’, ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Bazaar’, died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai.
“He has passed away,” a family member said. The 65-year-old Bollywood actor endured a fatal heart attack on late Friday night. He was apparently in Dubai with his family for a concert.
His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai.
Sheikh was born in Amroli in Gujarat’s Baroda District. He was active in theatre before making his introduction in Bollywood with MS Sathyu’s 1973 Partition drama ‘Garm Hawa’ where he played the youngest son of Balraj Sahni. The movie is regarded to be a pioneer of a new wave of Hindi art cinema.
There was no looking back for Sheikh after that as he made a space for himself in active parallel cinema world of that time with his nuanced performances and went on to work with filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Muzaffar Ali and Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
His most famous films include Ray’s ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Noorie’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, ‘Kissi Se Na Kehna’, ‘Katha’, ‘Faasle’ and Sagar Sarhadi’s ‘Bazaar’.
He formed a successful pair with Deepti Naval working with her in ‘Chashme Baddoor’, ‘Kissi Se Na Kehna’, ‘Katha’ and most recently in ‘Listen Amaya’.
Later on he acted in more some films like ‘Saas Bahu Aur Sensex’, ‘Tell Me O Khuda’ and ‘Lahore’ for which he won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performace as a boxing coach.
This year he had three film releases ‘Listen Amaya’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Club 60’. He will be seen next in Jacky Bhagnani starrer ‘Youngistan’.
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