Action director and filmmaker Veeru Devgan passed away on Monday at the age of 76.
Abbas-Mustan, Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit mourn the death of Veeru Devgan
Mumbai - 28 May 2019 3:54 IST
The news of action director and filmmaker Veeru Devgan's death on Monday came as a shock to many in the industry. Devgan, 76, died on Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is survived by wife Veena and four children, including actor Ajay Devgn and director Anil Devgan.
Among the many who took to social media to share their condolences were Anupam Kher and Poonam Dhillon. The veteran artistes have been close friends of the Devgans and have also worked with Veeru Devgan during the 1980s.
Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of #VeeruDevgan ji. Worked with him in so many movies. He was a great action director. To him him the safety of actors and his fighters team was of utmost importance. A kind man with a great sense of humour. Om Shanti.🙏 @ajaydevgn— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 27, 2019
Really saddened to hear about passing away of veteran action director #veerudevgan ji.Veerubhaji was a gentle& good man who I had the good fortune to do many films with .May he Rest In peace and his family have the strength to bear this loss. My deepest condolences @ajaydevgn— Poonam Dhillon 🇮🇳 ੴ (@poonamdhillon) May 27, 2019
While actress Nushrat Bharucha never worked with Veeru Devgan, she did share her condolences with the family.
Saddened to know about the passing away of Veeru Devgan Ji. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to you @ajaydevgn sir & the entire family.— Nushrat Bharucha (@NushratBharucha) May 27, 2019
Filmmakers Abbas-Mustan also shared their sense of loss on social media.
Another director, Kunal Kohli, shared his thoughts with Ajay Devgn and his family through social media.
#RIP #VeeruDevgan ji. A legend of Hindi Cinema. Left his mark at a time when ‘pure action’, without vfx, was the order of the day.— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 27, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn & @KajolAtUN May his soul rest in peace. Prayers are with the family.
Devgn's co-star and actress Madhuri Dixit Nene also shared the news on social media and conveyed her condolences to the family.
Veeru Devgan's funeral was held at 6 pm at Juhu. Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Harman Baweja along with directors Mahesh Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji had all arrived at the Devgn residence by late afternoon.