Shiv Subramaniam, an actor and noted screenwriter who wrote the screenplays for critically acclaimed films such as Parinda and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, died on Sunday night.
The cause of his death is unknown at this time. Filmfare was the first to report his death on Twitter. Taking to his Instagram account Arjun Kapoor shared a picture of the actor with a heartbroken emoji.
He penned, "Rest in peace Shiva Sir, you will be missed." The two shared screen space in the film 2 States. Shiv Kumar Subramaniam played Alia Bhatt's onscreen father in the film. It also featured Revati, Ronit Roy, and Amruta Singh in key roles.
Ashoke Pandit, a filmmaker, took to Twitter to express his condolences for the loss of "a great actor." He tweeted,
“Extremely shocked and pained to know about the tragic demise of our dear friend, a great actor and a brilliant human being Shiv Subramaniam. My heartfelt condolences to his wife Divya. May God give you enough energy to face this tragedy."
On social media, filmmaker Hansal Mehta also paid an emotional tribute to Subramaniam. He penned,
“Terrible news to wake up to. Shiv Subramaniam gone. Heartbreaking."
Subramaniam's cinema career began with the 1989 film Parinda, in which he also played a supporting role.
In addition to screenwriting, Subramaniam was well-known for his outstanding performances in movies and television shows. In the TV show Mukti Bandhan, he portrayed I.M. Virani, a leading industrial tycoon. He also received praise for his roles in Stanley Ka Dabba, Tu Hai Mera Sunday, Ungli, and Nail Polish.
Subramaniam was most recently seen in Karan Johar's Meenakshi Sundareshwar, where he played Sanya Malhotra's grandfather.