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Veteran director Arjun Hingorani, who launched Dharmendra passes away

Hingorani, whose career spanned three decades beginning from 1960s, is mostly remembered for frequently collaborating with Dharmendra.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 06, 2018 16:02 IST ]

Arjun Hingorani with Dharmendra

Veteran filmmaker Arjun Hingorani, who launched Dharmendra in Bollywood with 1960 film Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere died yesterday at the age of 92. Cause of his death is yet to be known. His last rites were held at Vrindavan Dham and prayer service will be held in Mumbai.

The director-producer breathed his last at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.  "Arjun Hingorani peacefully left for the heavenly abode," Atul Mohan, vice president of the Chamber of Film Journalists said in a statement. 

According to the statement, the last rites of the deceased filmmaker were performed in the Vrindavan Dham. A prayer service is expected to be held in Mumbai. Dharmendra took to Twitter to express his grief over Hingorani's demise. "Arjun Hingorani, the man who put his hand around the shoulder of this loner in Mumbai, has left us forever... I am extremely sad! May his soul rest in peace!" he tweeted. 

Hingorani, whose career spanned three decades beginning from 1960s, is mostly remembered for frequently collaborating with Dharmendra. After launching the star, Hingorani developed a close friendship with him, and the duo went on to work in films like Kab Kyoon Aur Kahan (1970), Kahani Kismat Ki (1973), Sultanat (1983) and Kaun Kare Kurbanie (1991). 

(With PTI  inputs) 

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