Veteran filmmaker and actor Lekh Tandon who was known for his films like ‘Agar Tum Na Hote’ , ‘Amrapali’, ‘Dulhan Waho Jo Piya Man Bhaye’ has been passed away on Sunday, October 15.
The 88 year old filmmaker passed away at his residence in Powai in presence of his family. He was on bed rest for last five-six months according to the reports.
Lekh Tandon directed numerous Bollywood movies and acted in films like Swades, Rang De Basanti, Chennai Express and Chaarfutiya Chhokare.
His biopic, Amrapali starring Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt, was India’s submission to the 39th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film.
He received the Best Director Award for his film Agar Tum Na Hote starring Rajesh Khanna in Filmfans Association of India in 1983.
As the news of his death broke, many fans and celebrities took to Twitter to share their grief on the sudden demise.
Sad dat #LekhTandon passed away but wonderful dat he did so with his boots on.He was working on his latest film with a newcomers zeal . RIP
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 15, 2017
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) October 15, 2017
goodbye #LekhTandon Extraordinary film maker/story teller of his times. Never ever refused an actor at his doorstep some warmth advice n tea
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) October 15, 2017
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) October 15, 2017
A storyteller par excellence… A wonderful person… RIP #LekhTandon ji… Heartfelt condolences!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 15, 2017