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Filmmaker, writer and director Sagar Sarhadi passes away

New Delhi: Screenwriter, dialogue writer and director Sagar Sarhadi have passed away. He is counted among the finest storytellers in the film industry. In the last days, he had also stopped taking his meals as he wasn’t well at all. He took his last breathe at his home in Sion, Mumbai. Sagar was 88 years old and the world is mourning this loss.

Sagar Sarhadi was known for super hit films like ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Chandni’ and ‘Silsila’. He died last night after prolonged illness and was cremated today morning. Sagar Sarhadi’s nephew and noted director Ramesh Talwar said that the last rites of uncle Sagar Sarhadi were performed at the crematorium adjacent to Sion Hospital.

Sagar Sarhadi was born on 11 May 1933 in Pakistan. He left his village Abbottabad and first stayed at Kingsway Camp in Delhi and then a backward township of Mumbai. After this,his hard work made him such a big name in the film industry. Sagar Sarhadi got popularity from Yash Chopra’s film Kabhi Kabhi starring Rakhee and Amitabh Bachchan.

He made his directorial debut with film Bazaar. The film stars Smita Patil, Farrukh Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah gave a commendable performance in the film. It released in 1982 and is considered an Indian classic. Sagar Sarhadi was the producer, director and writer of this film. He made the film Noorie, Silsila, Chandni, Rang and Zindagi. He wrote scripts for hit films like Karmayogi, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Vyapar, Bazaar and Chaucer.

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