Actor Javed Khan Amrohi, Known For Lagaan And Andaz Apna Apna, Dies Of Lung Failure

Actor Javed Khan Amrohi, Known For Lagaan And Andaz Apna Apna, Dies Of Lung Failure

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Veteran theatre and movie actor Javed Khan Amrohi, finest identified for his roles in well-liked DD serial Nukkad and movies corresponding to Lagaan and Chak De! India, died on Tuesday as a consequence of lung failure at a hospital right here, in keeping with his filmmaker Ramesh Talwar.

He was in his early 70s. The veteran actor was affected by respiratory ailment and was bedridden for the previous one yr. He was present process therapy at Surya Nursing Residence in suburban Mumbai, Talwar informed PTI.

“He handed away on the hospital round 1 pm as each his lungs failed,” he added.

Actor Akhilendra Mishra, Amrohi’s frequent collaborator from his theatre days and co-star of Lagaan, mentioned he was ailing for a very long time.

“He was my senior in theatre. He was an energetic member of IPTA (Indian Folks’s Theatre Affiliation) Mumbai for the reason that Seventies,” Mishra informed PTI.

The actor’s final rites can be carried out on the Oshiwara Kabristan at 7.30 pm, he added.

Having began his profession with theatre after graduating from the Movie and Tv Institute of India (FTII), Amrohi appeared in smaller but pivotal roles in over 150 movies and near a dozen TV reveals.

He’s finest identified for taking part in the barber Karim within the late Nineteen Eighties TV present Nukkad;Anand Akela, one of many suitors of Raveena Tandon’s character in Andaz Apna Apna; the cricket commentator in Lagaan, and a assist employees of the Indian Ladies’s Hockey group in Chak De! India.

Stage and movie actor Danish Husain took to Twitter to pay condolences.

“Gutted to listen to about #JavedKhanAmrohi Bhai’s demise. This appears to be a season of farewell. Condolences to his household, mates, colleagues @iptamumbai #Nukkadd #Lagaan, and so forth and so forth,” Husain wrote. See submit right here. 

Amrohi’s different notable titles are ’90s hit movies corresponding to Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Laadla, Ishq, and the 1988 TV sequence Mirza Ghalib. His final reported movie credit score was Sadak 2 (2020), through which he reprised his function of Pakya from the 1991 authentic Sadak.

The actor is survived by a son and a daughter.

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