Mon. Sep 21st, 2020
Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi dies of cardiac arrest at 82

Mumbai: Veteran producer-director Johnny Bakshi died on Saturday following struggling a cardiac arrest at a hospital right here. He was 82.

Bakshi was admitted to Arogya Nidhi hospital in suburban Juhu on Friday morning following he complained of breathlessness. He was examined for COVID-19, which came out adverse.

“He was hospitalised yesterday due to breathlessness and was place on ventilator. The COVID-19 check was carried out and he examined adverse for it. He passed away concerning one.thirty-two.00 am due to cardiac arrest,” Bakshi’s daughter Priya advised PTI.

The filmmaker’s final rites have been carried out on Saturday at a crematorium right here in presence of household members.

In his profession spanning in excess of 4 decades, Bakshi typically worked as a producer, backing movies this kind of as “Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain”, (1974), “Raavan”, (1984) and “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee” (1993).

He has also directed two movies”Daku Aur Police” (1992) and “Khudai” (1994) starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead.

Bakshi is survived by sons Brando, Kennedy, Bradman and daughter Priya.

On Twitter, actor Anupam Kher paid tributes to the veteran filmmaker, remembering him as a guy with the “most infectious laughter”.

“Deeply saddened to know about the demise of dear #JohnnyBakshi. He was a quite integral element of my early daily life in Mumbai. As a producer, good friend, a supporter and as a motivator. He had the most infectious laughter which produced everyone content close to him,” he explained.

Filmmaker Kunal Kolhi also condoled Bakshi’s death and explained he was a “sweet useful individual”.

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