Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Shail Chaturvedi, eminent Hindi poet, humorist, lyricist and Bollywood character actor, passed away here early Monday morning.
He was 71 and is survived by his wife Daya and three sons, Vishal, Vihan and Vivek.
Suffering renal failure and other ailments, Chaturvedi breathed his last at his Malad home, north-west Mumbai, around midnight, his nephew, Akash Chaturvedi told IANS.
A former lecturer at Allahabad University, Chaturvedi had also played character roles in several television serials and Bollywood movies, including Uphaar, Chitchor, Naiyya, Hum Do Hamaare Do, Chameli Ki Shaadi, Narasimha, Kareeb, Jahan Tum Le Chalo.
A large number of his friends and colleagues from the world of cinema and literature gathered at his home this morning to pay their last respects.