Mumbai: Veteran producer-director Johnny Bakshi died on Saturday after struggling a cardiac arrest at a hospital right here. He was 82.
Bakshi was admitted to Arogya Nidhi hospital in suburban Juhu on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness. He was examined for COVID-19, which got here out adverse.
“He was hospitalised yesterday due to breathlessness and was put on ventilator. The COVID-19 test was conducted and he tested negative for it. He passed away between 1.30-2.00 am due to cardiac arrest,” Bakshi’s daughter Priya informed PTI.
The filmmaker’s final rites had been carried out on Saturday at a crematorium right here in presence of relations.
In his profession spanning over 4 a long time, Bakshi largely labored as a producer, backing movies corresponding to “Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain”, (1974), “Raavan”, (1984) and “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee” (1993).
He has additionally directed two movies”Daku Aur Police” (1992) and “Khudai” (1994) starring Rajesh Khanna within the lead.
Bakshi is survived by sons Brando, Kennedy, Bradman and daughter Priya.
On Twitter, actor Anupam Kher paid tributes to the veteran filmmaker, remembering him as a person with the “most infectious laughter”.
“Deeply saddened to know about the demise of dear #JohnnyBakshi. He was a very integral part of my early life in Mumbai. As a producer, friend, a supporter and as a motivator. He had the most infectious laughter which made everybody happy around him,” he stated.
Deeply saddened to know concerning the demise of pricey #JohnnyBakshi. He was a really integral a part of my adolescence in Mumbai. As a producer, buddy, a supporter and as a motivator. He had probably the most infectious laughter which made everyone comfortable round him. pic.twitter.com/xmlcldfk9k
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 5, 2020
Filmmaker Kunal Kolhi additionally condoled Bakshi’s loss of life and stated he was a “sweet helpful person”.