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Sagar Sarhadi, writer of 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Silsila' dies at 88; Jackie Shroff, Hansal Mehta & others condole

Noted writer filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi breathed his last at his residence in the neighborhood of Sion at the age of 88. Filmmaker Yash Chopra's 1976 'Kabhi Kabhie,' starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee, opened the gates for his Bollywood career. Sarhadi is survived by his nephews and nieces.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 22, 2021 11:07 IST
Sagar Sarhadi, writer of 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Silsila', dies at 88
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Sagar Sarhadi, writer of 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Silsila', dies at 88

Noted writer filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi, known for films like "Kabhi Kabhie", "Silsila", and "Bazaar", passed away late Sunday night due to age-related issues. He was 88. Sarhadi breathed his last at his residence in the neighborhood of Sion here, his nephew filmmaker Ramesh Talwar told PTI. "He passed away shortly before midnight. He wasn't keeping well for some time and had even stopped eating. He passed away peacefully," Talwar said.

Sarhadi's last rites will be held at Sion crematorium at around 11 am, he added.

Born as Ganga Sagar Talwar in Baffa, near Abbottabad city, now Pakistan, the writer is said to have adopted the title 'Sarhadi' to carry with him the connection of the frontier province, after he migrated to Delhi aged 12. As soon as the news of his demise spread, many celebs including Jackie Shroff, Hansal Mehta and others took to social media and condole the loss. 

Jackie Shroff shared a picture and wrote, "Will Miss You......R.I.P." While Mehta tweeted, "Rest in peace Sagar Sarhadi saahab."

Sarhadi began his career writing Urdu short stories and became an Urdu playwright. Filmmaker Yash Chopra's 1976 "Kabhi Kabhie", starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee, opened the gates for his Bollywood career.

The writer collaborated with Chopra to pen screenplay in acclaimed films 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 is also credited with writing dialogues for superstar 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.

-With PTI inputs

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