Director Kundan Shah, best known for cult-favourite Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, has passed away. He was 69. The news was confirmed by the director's daughter, as reported by the Indian Express.
Kundan Shah, after graduating from India's premier institute FTII, shot to fame for his masterful satire starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani and host of amazing actors who formed a part of the ensemble.
He's also remembered for his TV shows in the 1980s like Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya, which captured the everyday troubles of middle-class India.
Shah also championed the female-centric films in the early 2000s like Kya Kehna and Dil Hai Tumhaara. His last film released in 2014 called P se PM tak.
Twitter is grieving the passing of the great director.
RIP #KundanShah Sir. Deeply deeply shocked and saddened with your loss.For me you are the one who gave... https://t.co/XFZAhSuHuX— Prerna (@prernawanvari) October 7, 2017
I've watched & loved & quoted 2 of his best for as long as they've existed, for as long as I've existed. Thank you for the joy, Kundan Shah.— Sukanya Verma (@SukanyaVerma) October 7, 2017
Kundan Shah gave us the brilliant #JaaneBhiDoYaaron. So many great people from films & the arts are leaving us. Jaise apne bichhad rahe hon— Poonam Saxena (@PoonamSaxena_) October 7, 2017
Good bye #KundanShah... you were solely responsible for bringing much joy into our insipid existence in the 1980s.— Gautam Chintamani (@GChintamani) October 7, 2017
Kundan Shah, the man who gave us the unforgettable Jaane bhi do yaaro leaves us. He is gone... He lives on...— Vikram Bhatt (@TheVikramBhatt) October 7, 2017
Rest in peace.