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Bollywood bids farewell to Kundan Shah

By Rediff Movies
October 08, 2017 15:05 IST
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Director Kundan Shah, who made cult cinema like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, succumbed to a heart attack on October 7. He would have turned 70 this month.

His funeral was held the same evening at the Shivaji Park Crematorium in Dadar, central Mumbai.

The film fraternity and his friends were in attendance to bid him farewell for the last time.


Naseeruddin Shah played a pivotal role in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, and was a part of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa as well.

He arrives with wife Ratna Pathak Shah.

Aziz Mirza greets Satish Shah.

Kundan Shah had been a partner of Iskra productions, which was founded by Aziz and his brother Saeed Mirza to make television shows.

Satish Shah played a dead man in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and credits his success to the late director.

Sudhir Mishra, also seen in the picture, had written the story and screenplay of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro along with Kundan Shah. In fact, Ravi Baswani's character was named after him.

Raveena Tandon had worked with Kundan Shah in the 2004 film, Ek Se Badkar Ek.

Anil Kapoor pays his respects.

Govind Nihalani (left), who has directed films like Aakrosh, Ardh Satya and Droh Kaal, arrives.

Mita Vashisht had been a part of Kundan Shah's much loved television serial Circus.


Rakesh Bedi had worked in Kundan Shah's popular comedy sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi.

Pavan Malhotra gained success with his character Hari in Kundan Shah's TV show, Nukkad.

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Shakti Singh of Nukkad fame arrives with Raj Zutshi (left).

Makrand Deshpande had worked in Circus.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit was one of the first film personalities to tweet his condolences.

'Sad to know about the demise of one of our finest directors #KundanShah. Will miss you Sir!' he had tweeted. 

'You were my boss, then became a friend. Have learnt a lot from you. Never thought that the end will be so near & so soon... RIP.'

'@DirectorsIFTDA mourns the demise of one of our most prolific Directors #KundanShahji. The Film & TV fraternity will miss you, Sir.'

'Assisting him on #Nukkad and #YehJoHaiZindagi was an unforgettable experience. A director who created content, that’ll entertain generations.'


Rahul Dholakia arrives with Rahul Rawail's son Rajat (centre).

Music composer Lalit Pandit (left).

Director Vijay Krishna Acharya of Dhoom 3 fame.

Writer-actor Atul Tiwari of 3 Idiots fame. Do you remember him as the minister, who gets insulted by Chatur's hilarious speech?

Kundan Shah's family members.

Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar.

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