Sagar Sarhadi, writer of Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, dead

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Noted writer-filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi, identified for movies like Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, and Bazaar, handed away late Sunday evening because of age associated points. He was 88.

Sarhadi breathed his final at his residence within the neighbourhood of Sion right here, his nephew filmmaker Ramesh Talwar advised PTI.

“He passed away shortly before midnight. He wasn’t keeping well for sometime and had even stopped eating. He passed away peacefully,” Talwar stated.

Sarhadi’s final rites might be held at Sion crematorium at round 11 am, he added.

Born as Ganga Sagar Talwar in Baffa, close to Abbottabad metropolis, now Pakistan, the writer is claimed to have tailored the title ‘Sarhadi’ to hold with him the connection of the frontier province, after he migrated to Delhi aged 12.

Sarhadi started his profession writing Urdu brief tales and have become an Urdu playwright. Filmmaker Yash Chopra’s 1976 Kabhi Kabhie, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee, opened the gates for his Bollywood profession.

The writer collaborated with Chopra to pen screenplay in acclaimed movies like Silsila (1981) and Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor starrer Chandni, for which he wrote the dialogues.

In 1982, Sarhadi turned director with “Bazaar”, starring Supriya Pathak Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah.

Sarhadi can also be credited with writing dialogues for celebrity Shah Rukh Khan’s debut Deewana in 1992 and Hrithik Roshan’s debut “Kaho Na Pyaar Hai”.

Sarhadi is survived by his nephews and nieces.

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