Veteran writer-filmmaker Veteran writer and filmmaker, Sagar Sarhadi, who penned the scripts of renowned Hindi films like Kabhi Kabhi, Silsila, Noori, unfortunately breathed his last at his Mumbai residence today at the age of 88.
The filmmaker’s nephew, Ramesh Talwar told Indian Express that he was fine and had no ailments and that health problems related to old age caused his demise. He added that he wasn’t eating well for the past few days.
Hearing of the screen-writer’s death, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar took to his Twitter to pay his respects. He wrote, “Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar.”
Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2021
The filmmaker never married, and is survived by his nephew Ramesh aside from three nephews and three nieces.
Sagar Sarhadi was originally named Ganga Sagar Talwar and was born in Abbotabad (now Pakistan). The Urdu poet and playwright entered Bollywood films with Yash Chopra‘s 1976 film Kabhi Kabhi, for which he wrote the screenplay and dialogues. And thus began his illustrious journey in Hindi cinema. He turned director for the 1982 film ‘Bazaar’ starring Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. He even went on to write for Shah Rukh Khan‘s debut film, Deewana and in Hrithik Roshan‘s debut film, Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai.
Here’s praying his soul rests in peace.