Bollywood Filmmaker Harish Shah Passes Away

NEWS: Veteran Indian filmmaker Harish Shah passed away on Tuesday, 7 July at the age of 76. The Bollywood icon has been battling throat cancer for years.

The Indian Express quoted the filmmaker’s brother, Vinod Shah who said “Harish was battling throat cancer for ten years. He passed away today at 6 am. He was 76 years old. His funeral will take place at around 1 pm at Pawan Hans crematorium. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, very few people are allowed for the funeral. It is going to be only 2 or 3 of us to do his last rites.” Harish Shah has worked with a number of Bollywood A-listers including actors Rekha, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra and the late Rishi Kapoor. Shah has produced films Mere Jeevan Sathi (1972) and Kala Sona (1975) and as a director for Zalzala (1988) and Dhan Daulat (1980).

Shah’s last Bollywood production was the Sunny Deol starrer Jaal: The Trap (2003).

Source input: The Indian Express

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