Veteran director-writer Sagar Sarhadi breathed his last on Monday at the age of 88. He was reportedly admitted to a cardiac care hospital in Sion after complaining of a heart problem.
As soon as the news of his demise surfaced online, heartfelt tributes have started pouring in from members of Bollywood.
Actor Jackie Shroff took to his Instagram handle to share a throwback picture of the late director and wrote ‘Will Miss You…R.I.P’
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Director Hansal Mehta also mourned the loss of the veteran writer as he took to Twitter and said, "Rest in peace Sagar Sarhadi saahab."
Film producer Ashoke Pandit tweeted, "Sad to know about d demise of Sagar Sarhadi ji a well known writer,director due 2 heart attack . Some of hs well known films as writer wr #KabhieKabhie #NOORIE #chandni #DoosraAadmi #Silsila . He also wrote &directed #Bazaar . It’s a great loss to d film industry. ? ?????? !"
Javed Akhtar also mourned the writer's loss and shared, "Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar"
Starting his career as an Urdu playwright, Sarhadi wrote many Urdu short stories. He gained name in Bollywood after he penned the screenplay for Yash Chopra’s 1976 “Kabhi Kabhie”, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee.
His notable works include Hindi films like ‘Noorie’, ‘Bazaar’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Deewana’ and ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’.
Sagar Sarhadi also directed Bazaar (1982) and penned the dialogues for Shah Rukh Khan's debut "Deewana" in 1992 and Hrithik Roshan's debut "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai".
His last rites will take place at Sion crematorium today.
May his soul rest in peace...