Veteran filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away

Ebony Scott
October 8, 2017

He was 69 years of age.

Kundan Shah is also known for TV series like Nukkad (1986), Wagle Ki Duniya (1988).

Remembering him as a path-breaking filmmaker, she said: "Kundan Shah's contribution to alternate cinema is remarkable". May u Keep the heavens entertained [sic].

The family confirmed the news to PTI. "Anguished by the passing away of Shri Kundan Shah".

Subhash Ghai said: "Good bye #kundan shah".

We at Bollywood Bubble also pray that his soul rests in peace. "Shocking! RIP Sir! [sic]". He is gone. He lives on.

The film fraternity expressed their grief over the sudden demise of Shah on Twitter.

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Actress Richa Chadha wrote on Twitter: "When #KundanShah had met me for a film, enthusiastically gave me copies of a docu called #Zeitgeist and a book".

Shah studied direction at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.

The 1980s have been derided for being the worst phase for Hindi cinema but it was also a period where a new breed of filmmakers from across the spectrum came into their own.

The President of India Ramnath Kovind offered his condolences upon the death of Bollywood director Kundah Shah whose satirical comedy film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro ranks among one of Indian cinema's classics.

Kundan Shah's cult comedy "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" was his first directorial venture that fetched him the National Award for Best First Film of a Director.

Shah's next releases were Hum To Mohabbat Karega (2000) starring Bobby Deol and Karisma Kapoor, Dil Hai Tumhara (2002) with Rekha and Zinta, and Ek Se Badhkar Ek (2004).

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