RIP: Farooq Sheikh

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai. He was 65. “He has passed away,” a family member said, without disclosing any further details. The actor was in Dubai apparently for a concert when he suffered the heart attack on late Friday night.

Farooq’s body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai.

Born on March 25, 1948, Sheikh made a tremendous contribution in theater, films and TV as well. He is best known for his films during the 1970s and 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema. He has worked with directors like Satyajit Ray, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta. He started his career in Bollywood in 1973 with Garm Hava and is best remembered for his performances in films like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Buddoor, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Noorie. He formed a successful pair with Deepti Naval. He also did a slightly negative role in Deepti Naval-Naseeruddin Shah starrer ‘Katha‘, again with Deepti Naval in one of the Yash Chopra’s Rohan Kapoor-Faraha starrer ‘Faasle‘.

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.

Bollywood mourns Farooq Sheikh

Amitabh Bachchan: T 1336 -God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad !

Shekhar Kapur: #RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned
#RIPFarooqShaikh Garam Hawa, Chasme Badoor, Umrao Jaan, Katha Shanghai. List of brilliance is endless. Life passionately dedicated 2 his art

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.

Boman Irani: Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more!

Mahesh Bhatt: Alvida Farooq bhai the warmth of your smile lingers in our memory!

Raveena Tandon: RIP Farooqji..a gentleman actor..ull be missed

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.

Kailash Kher: Shocked to hear about a great human, wonderful actor Farukh Shaikh s sudden Demise, RIP Farukh Saab.. God Bless the departed Soul. Prayers

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


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