Filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak Passes Away After Prolonged Illness, Salman Khan Offers Condolences

Filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak Passes Away After Prolonged Illness, Salman Khan Offers Condolences

New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Sawan Kumar was suffering from lung-related ailments for a long time.

Sawan Kumar’s nephew Navin Kumar told ABP News that the 86-year-old filmmaker died due to a heart attack and multiple organ failure. 

“He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago. He’s had a history of lung-related ailments, we had admitted him thinking he was suffering from pneumonia, but his lungs were not working,” Navin told ABP News. 

Salman Khan took to Instagram to offer his condolences to the filmmaker. He posted a picture with the filmmaker and wrote, “May u rest in peace my dear Sawaan ji. Have always loved n respected u.”

The veteran filmmaker is said to have launched actors like the late Sanjeev Kumar and comedy king Mehmood in Bollywood. As per a report, he is admitted to the ICU of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.  

Sawan Kumar debuted as a producer in 1967 with the film ‘Naunihal’. The film starring Sanjeev Kumar in the lead role, made its way to the National Awards that year as it received the Presidential mention. He later made his directorial debut in 1972 with ‘Gomti Ke Kinare’, starring legendary actress Meena Kumari. It also went on to become the last film of her acting career. 

Sawan has also had an illustrious career as a lyricist with several popular songs to his credit. He wrote the lyrics of Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel’s debut film ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’. Along with this, he has also penned the lyrics of ‘Soutten’, ‘Soutten ki Beti’, ‘Bewaffa’ and many more. He has also been associated with several Bollywood films including Salman Khan starrer hit 90’s film ‘Sanam Bewafa’, as well as ‘Saajan Bina Suhagan’ and ‘Souten’. 

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We wish the veteran filmmaker a speedy recovery!