Filmmaker Harish Shah passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday, following a long battle with cancer. He was 76.
His brother Vinod Shah confirmed the news to indianexpress.com.
Vinod told indianexpress.com, “Harish was battling throat cancer for ten years. He passed away today at 6 am. He was 76 years old. His funeral will take place today around 1 pm at Pawan Hans crematorium. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, very few people are allowed for the funeral. It is going to be only 2 or 3 of us to do his last rites.”
Harish Shah started his Bollywood journey by bankrolling Rajesh Khanna’s Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972). He followed it up with films like Kala Sona (1975), featuring Feroz Khan and Parveen Babi, and Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha-starrer Ram Tere Kitne Naam (1985).
Harish Shah’s last Bollywood production was the Sunny Deol starrer Jaal the Trap (2003). He recently made a short film on cancer called Why Me.
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