Sonia Gandhi condoles death of Kundan Shah

Sonia Gandhi condoles death of Kundan Shah

He had even paid a tribute to actor Tom Alter, who died on September 29, and had spoken about a tentative script that he wrote for a part two of "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro", his debut directorial which came out in 1983. The 69 year old passed away in Mumbai on 7th October of a heart attack.

The family confirmed the news to PTI.

Gandhi expressed solidarity with the friends and members of family of Shah and prayed that his soul finds eternal peace. "Adieux Kundan", he tweeted.

Director Subash Ghai tweeted about his death writing, "Good bye Kundan Shah. We all @FTIIOfficial @Whistling_Woods shall remember u for your great films with us n in history indian cinema".

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A graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Shah's Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro not only revived the genre that had not seen much interest since the early days of Kishore Kumar but also captured the abject hopelessness of the common man in the 1980s.

The film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro was Shah's first film as director and starred Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta. Shah won the Filmfare Critics Award for this movie.

The director made his Bollywood comeback in 1993 with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa". He was also known for popular TV shows like "Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi" in 1984 "Nukkad" (1986) and "Wagle Ki Duniya" (1988).

Kundan Shah's other film credits include Kya Kehna, starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh, Hum To Mohabbat Karega and Dil Hai Tumhara.