Bollywood shocked as veteran actor Farooq Sheikh dies at 65
Bollywood expressed shock over the sudden demise of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away on Saturday in Dubai at 65. His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai.
He was best known for his films during the 1970s and 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema.Sheikh was best known for his roles in ‘Garm Hava’, ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Chashme Baddoor’, ‘Kissi Se Na Kehna’ and ‘Noorie’. His last film was ‘Club 60′ and before that he was seen playing the role of a father to Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. He acted in many serials and shows on television and performed on stage in famous productions. He also hosted the popular Zee TV show “Jeena issi ka naam hai” in which he interviewed many Bollywood celebrities.
Celebs took to Twitter to express shock and grief.
Amitabh Bachchan: God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad !
Amitabh Bachchan: Farooq Sheikh !! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.
Mini Mathur: Hope Farooq Shaikh is listening to the wonderful odes & goodbyes. We should appreciate people we admire while they are still around. RIP.
Divya Dutta: Warmth n genuiness u exude is unparalleld .his smile was straight frm t heart.miss u sir!r I p
Shekhar Kapur: #RIPFarooqShaikh Garam Hawa, Chasme Badoor, Umrao Jaan, Katha Shanghai. List of brilliance is endless. Life passionately dedicated 2 his art
Arshad Warsi: Really sad to hear about Farooq Sheikh, admired him as a person and as an actor… RIP Farooq Sahab.
Manoj Bajpayee: Never felt so sad recently as I am feeling today after I heard the news of sudden demise of farooque sheikh saab!man with no pretence!RIPsir
Kunal Kohli: Completely Shocked to hear about Farooq Sheikh passing away. RIP. Can’t believe this news. Really sad.
Sophie Choudry: Such sad news to wake up to! Fabulous actor, understated gentleman.. Have loved him in so many films frm Noorie to YJHD! RIP Farooque Sheikh