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PIX: Deepti Naval, Javed Akhtar, Supriya Pathak at Farooque Sheikh's condolence meet

December 31, 2013 11:41 IST

PIX: Deepti Naval, Javed Akhtar, Supriya Pathak at Farooque Sheikh's condolence meet

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Veteran actor Farooque Sheikh, who passed away on December 28 while holidaying in Dubai with his family, was given a tearful send-off by his many friends and admirers from the film industry.

After the late actor was laid to rest beside his mother's grave in Andheri, a western Mumbai suburb, on the evening of December 30, friends and family of the late actor proceeded to his residence for the condolence meet. 

Deepti Naval -- the late actor's costar in eight films -- attended the condolence meet at his Bandra residence on December 30.

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Image: Deepti Naval
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Meeta Vashisht and Supriya Pathak

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Actresses Meeta Vashisht and Supriya Pathak were also spotted.

Pathak had worked with Farooque Sheikh in Sagar Sarhadi's poignant 1981 film Bazaar.


Image: Meeta Vashisht and Supriya Pathak
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Farhan and Adhuna Akhtar

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Farhan and Adhuna Akhtar (in specs) arrive for the condolence meet.


Image: Farhan and Adhuna Akhtar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Javed Akhtar, Alok Nath

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Javed Akhtar, who had been bed-ridden until recently following a temporary paralysis, turned up for the prayer meet.

Sheikh's costar in acclaimed films like Lorie, Ek Pal and Anjuman, Shabana Azmi (not in the picture) was also present.

Veteran character actor Alok Nath was also spotted.


Image: Javed Akhtar, Alok Nath
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Johnny Lever, Javed Khan, Satish Kaushik

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Actors Johnny Lever, Javed Khan and actor-director Satish Kaushik arrive for the meet.


Image: Johnny Lever, Javed Khan, Satish Kaushik
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Pawan Malhotra, Raza Murad and Avtaar Gill

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Actors Pawan Malhotra, Raza Murad and Avtaar Gill, photographed at the condolence meet.


Image: Pawan Malhotra, Raza Murad and Avtaar Gill
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Atul Tiwari, Shekhar Suman, Jackky Bhagnani

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Scriptwriter Atul Tiwari and actors Shekhar Suman and Jackky Bhagnani turned up to offer condolences to the bereaved family.


Image: Atul Tiwari, Shekhar Suman, Jackky Bhagnani
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Anant Mahadevan

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Anant Mahadevan, seen here with another visitor.


Image: Anant Mahadevan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Razzaq Khan and Shehzaad Khan

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Actors Razzaq Khan and Shehzaad Khan were also spotted.


Image: Razzaq Khan and Shehzaad Khan
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Ila Arun

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Singer and actress Ila Arun also turned up to bid Farooque Sheikh farewell.


Image: Ila Arun
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Siddharth Kak

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Host of the immensely popular 1990s' morning show Surbhi, Siddharth Kak arrived with is family.


Image: Siddharth Kak
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Sonali Bendre

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Sonali Bendre broke down at the prayer meet, "I was shocked when I heard the news. He was so gentle and humble," she said.


Image: Sonali Bendre
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Kabir Bedi

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Veteran actor Kabir Bedi arrived solo.


Image: Kabir Bedi
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Rahul Bose

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Actor Rahul Bose, seen here on his way out of Sheikh's Highland Park residence in suburban Mumbai.


Image: Rahul Bose
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Bharat Kapoor

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Television actor Bharat Kapoor was among the visitors too.


Image: Bharat Kapoor
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Anita Raaj

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Actress Anita Raj, spotted at the condolence meet.

The actress costarred with Sheikh in Pankaj Parashar's 1984 film Ab Ayega Mazaa.


Image: Anita Raaj
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Divya Dutta

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actress Divya Dutta, on her way to the Sheikh residence.


Image: Divya Dutta
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Anup Soni and Juhi Babbar

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Actor Anup Soni arrived with wife Juhi Babbar.


Image: Anup Soni and Juhi Babbar
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Rajeshwari Sachdev and Varun Badola

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Actor-couple Rajeshwari Sachdev and Varun Badola was also in attendance.


Image: Rajeshwari Sachdev and Varun Badola
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Kalpana Lajmi

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Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who directed Sheikh in her 1986 film Ek Pal, put in a rare appearance at the meet.


Image: Kalpana Lajmi
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Lilliput

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Actor Lilliput (in black t-shirt) arrives to pay respects to Farooque Sheikh.


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Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Gajendra Chouhan

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Actor Gajendra Chouhan arrives with his family.


Image: Gajendra Chouhan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Alka Yagnik

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Veteran playback singer Alka Yagnik was also spotted.


Image: Alka Yagnik
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Farooque Sheikh's residence

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The sign outside the late actor's residence ahead of the condolence meet.


Image: Farooque Sheikh's residence
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