Veteran filmmaker, producer and actor, Johnny Bakshi breathed his last at Mumbai’s Arogya Nidhi hospital on Saturday. He was 82. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday after he complained of breathlessness. The director was tested for coronavirus which came out negative.
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.
The filmmaker’s last rites were performed on Saturday at a crematorium here in the presence of his family members.
In his career of more than 40 years, Johnny Bakshi has produced several films namely, Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, (1974), Raavan, (1984) and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993) among others. He has also helmed two films Daku Aur Police (1992) and Khudai (1994) headlined by Rajesh Khanna. The filmmaker was also a member of Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA).
Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.