Dubai: Bollywood Actor Farooq Sheikh passed away yesterday night due to Heart Attack while he was in Dubai for a concert. The exact circumstances of his death is not known clearly. His funeral would be held in Mumbai after bringing his body back today.
The 65 year old Veteran Actor has acted in more than 50 films and several TV Shows during his Lifetime. His latest movies include Shanghai and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. He was presently working in an unnamed film with Boman Irani.
He also had the privilege to work with directors like Satyajit Ray, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta.
He married Rupa Jain and has two daughters, Shaista, Sanaa.
His Death has sparked shock among Bollywood Celebrities. Several of them took Social Networks to express their grief and condolence to the family.
“T 1336 -God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad !” Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.
“Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more!” actor Boman Irani tweeted.
“RIP Farooq Sheikh. Immensely talented, extremely courteous. A thorough gentleman,” actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani posted on Twitter.
“#RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned,” filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt posted, “Alvida Farooq bhai the warmth of your smile lingers in our memory!”