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Veteran director Rakesh Sharma passes away at 81

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Veteran film writer-producer-director Rakesh Kumar has passed away in Mumbai. He was 81 years old.

On November 10, veteran director Rakesh Kumar passed away, in Mumbai. He was the man behind movies like Mr. Natwarlal, Yaarana, starring Amitabh Bachchan, and many others. He was 81 years old and is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Veteran director Rakesh Sharma passes away at 81

Veteran director Rakesh Sharma passes away at 81

As per a report by Times Of India, Rakesh Kumar was battling cancer. He breathed his last on Thursday. Rakesh Kumar’s family members shared an obituary note with the media, where they informed them about a prayer meeting which will be held in memory of the late filmmaker.

Mourning the demise of the director, actor Amitabh Bachchan dedicated a blog to him and called Rakesh 'a most affable and kind-hearted human' but added that he 'shall hesitate to go to his funeral'.

Big B wrote, "But morose is the day... for another colleague has left us and me in particular… Rakesh Sharma , first AD to Prakash Mehra on ZANJEER .. then independent director for other PM (Prakash Mehra, as we often joked with him, as the PM of the country) films... and singularly - Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Mr Natwarlal, Yaarana , et al... and such great camaraderie on sets and elsewhere, socially, during events and Holi."


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