Lekh Tandon passes away: Celebrities pay tribute to Amrapali director

Lekh Tandon, best known for films like Amrapali, Agar Tum Na Hote and Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye, also helmed television serial Dil Dariya in 1988 through which he introduced Shah Rukh Khan. As the news of his death broke, many fans and celebrities took to Twitter to share their grief on the sudden demise.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: October 16, 2017 10:29 am
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It is a sad time for Bollywood. One after another, we have lost many actors and director in the recent past. Joining the list is veteran filmmaker Lekh Tandon, who passed away on Sunday. Lekh Tandon, best known for films like Amrapali, Agar Tum Na Hote and Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye, also helmed television serial Dil Dariya in 1988 through which he introduced Shah Rukh Khan. As the news of his death broke, many fans and celebrities took to Twitter to share their grief on the sudden demise.

Lekh Raj Tandon, 88, passed away at his residence in Powai in presence of his family. Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur, Ashutosh Gowariker tweeted their reaction on Lekh Tandon’s death. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit too shared a miss you note for “one of the finest tv and film directors”.

Talking about Lekh Tandon, veteran actor Prem Chopra told indianexpress.com, “I am shocked to hear about his (Lekh Tandon) death. I worked with him on Jhuk Gaya Aasman. I have learned a lot from him. He was a great person to work with. He was modest and never spoke much, but the stature of his work is big.”

See all the tweets post Lekh Tandon’s death here:

As per reports, Lekh Tandon was bed-ridden for the last five to six months and was being fed through a pipe. He passed away at 5.38 pm on October 15. Tandon also acted in films like Swades, Chennai Express and Rang De Basanti among others.

See a few photos of late Lekh Tandon here:

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His funeral will be held in Powai at 12 pm on October 16 followed by a chautha and prayer meeting with langar which will take place on October 17.

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