The filmmaker is said to have suffered a heart attack in his sleep. He was 69 years old.
Hindi film industry mourns Kundan Shah's death
Mumbai - 07 Oct 2017 14:02 IST
Updated : 20:40 IST
Filmmaker Kundan Shah, director of the cult black comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and the romantic drama Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994), died in Mumbai early on Saturday, 7 October, a family member said. He was 69.
"He died in his sleep early in the morning," a relative told the IANS news agency. According to writer-actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, who wrote the dialogues for Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and also acted in it, Shah suffered a cardiac arrest. Shah, who also gave the industry some much-loved television shows like Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya, would have turned 70 on 19 October.
The Hindi film industry took to Twitter to express its grief at the sudden passing of the filmmaker.
Calling Shah a 'brave man', filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt spoke of his contribution to alternate cinema.
A brave man Kundan Shah, who added vigour to the alternate cinema stream with movies like Jaane bhi do yaaro has left us. Adieux Kundan ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) October 7, 2017
Through a series of tweets, director Sudhir Mishra remembered his 'inspiration' while adding that Shah was wise, crazy, academic, imaginative and someone who mourned the impossibility of true love.
Kundan touched mw as a 22 yr old kid , held my hand and guided through d terrible, scary joerney of finding oneself .— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) October 7, 2017
Kundanmy teacher,friend,once my Partner n always a inspiration.Was wise,crazy,academic, imaginative n mourned d impossibility of true love.— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) October 7, 2017
Among others who bid Shah farewell were filmmaker Hansal Mehta, actor Varun Dhawan, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, actor Riteish Deshmukh, filmmakers Subhash Ghai, Farah Khan and Karan Johar, and actor Ayushmann Khurrana.
Jaane bhi do yaaron... RIP Kundan Shah. ðÂÂÂðÂÂ» Sad news.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) October 7, 2017
Saddened to learn that Kundan Shah is no more. Will never forget his genuineness, his cinematic knowledge & his unique sense of humour. RIP— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 7, 2017
Rip Kundan Shah.... A master storyteller no more. Condolences to the family and loved ones.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 7, 2017
Saddened 2 hear my favourite director Kundan Shah is no more.. i learnt a lot frm him whilst filming kabbhihaankabhina..quiet genius he was— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 7, 2017
RIP Kundan Shah.... a cult filmmaker ...a solid story teller.....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 7, 2017