Bollywood actor Veeru Krishnan who is known for his work in the 1996 film Raja Hindustani has passes away on Saturday in Mumbai.
His final rites were performed at a crematorium in suburban Santacruz, reported news agency PTI.
Apart from acting, Veeru Krishnan was also a Kathak dancer, who had trained a lot of celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Karanvir Bohra among others.
Responding to the sad news of Krishnan’s death many Bollywood celebrities offered their condolences on social media.
Veeru Krishnan passes away
Sharing a Twitter user’s post, Priyanka remembered late Veeru Krishnan in a heartfelt message. “You taught me to dance when I was two left feet. Your patience and passion for dance was so infectious that each one of us not only learned Kathak, but so much more from you. You will always be remembered Guruji. #panditveerukrishnan,” Priyanka wrote.
You taught me to dance when I was two left feet. Your patience and passion for dance was so infectious that each one of us not only learned Kathak, but so much more from you. You will always be remembered Guruji. 🙏 #panditveerukrishnan https://t.co/pfQerVQgby
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 7, 2019
Athiya Shetty wrote, “Omg, so sad and shocked to hear this. RIP guruji. Thank you for teaching us hard work, discipline and to truly love the form of Kathak.”
omg, so sad and shocked to hear this. RIP guruji ✨🙏🏼 thank you for teaching us— hard work, discipline and to truly love the form of Kathak. https://t.co/6NvRtnb9ph
— Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) September 7, 2019
A sad sad day, my Guruji #PanditVeeruKrishnan left us.He taught me so much besides #Kathak Most important of all was to have a laugh while doing one’s best. Guruji I will miss you deeply. You were one of a kind.. may you dance into heaven and may the heavens dance with you.. #RIP pic.twitter.com/SLXCNm7X9s
— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) September 8, 2019
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I’m really sad to state that my darling Guruji #panditvirukrishnan has left for his heavenly abode… I was going to put up a post on teachers day thanking him and other teachers, little did I know that this angel will leave his body and I will never get to see him. We have learnt so much from him. Teachers like him were very few. @bombaysunshine and I were just talking today in the morning that we would @twinbabydiaries for Kathak next time they were in India. This is a great loss for all of us. But I know he is in a happier place. #GURUDEVKIJAIHO
Other than Raja Hindustani, Veeru Krishnan had worked in Dulhe Raja, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Ishq.
May his soul rest in peace!