Sanjay Chouhan, writer of Paan Singh Tomar, passes away at age 62

Sanjay Chouhan the writer of I am Kalam breathed his last today in Mumbai.

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Sanjay Chouhan, a screenwriter who worked on movies including Paan Singh Tomar and I Am Kalam, passed away on Thursday from liver cirrhosis. The Times Of India reported that Sanjay Chouhan had a chronic liver condition. He was 62. Sarita, the writer's wife, and Sara, his daughter, survive him. The funeral will take place at Mumbai's Oshiwara cremation today at 12.30 p.m.

Sanjay Chouhan penned the script, screenplays, and stories for numerous films. For the 2011 movie I Am Kalam, for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay, he penned the dialogue and the story. In addition, he co-wrote Paan Singh Tomar and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster with Tigmanshu Dhulia, which are both well-known. His other notable films are Dhoop and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara.

Not only this but also, the dialogue for the 2003 movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi directed by Sudhir Mishra was also written by non other than Sanjay Chouhan. For the uninitiated, the author had a liver condition and was hospitalised in Mumbai around ten days ago after experiencing internal haemorrhage and losing consciousness. 

Talking about his personal front, he was raised and born in Bhopal, and after graduating from JNU, he began working as a journalist in Delhi. In the late 1990s, he relocated to Mumbai and wrote the criminal TV series Bhanwar for Sony TV.

Sanjay Chouhan started his career as a journalist in Delhi after being born and raised in Bhopal. After writing the crime-themed TV show Bhanwar, which aired in the late 1990s on Sony TV, he relocated to Mumbai.

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