Udayavni Special

Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi dies at 82


Team Udayavani, Sep 5, 2020, 4:38 PM IST

Mumbai: Veteran producer-director Johnny Bakshi passed away on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest at a hospital here. He was 82.

Bakshi was admitted to Arogya Nidhi hospital in suburban Juhu on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness. He was tested for COVID-19, which came out negative.

“He was hospitalised yesterday due to breathlessness and was put on a ventilator. The COVID-19 test was conducted and he tested negative for it. He passed away between 1.30-2.00 am due to cardiac arrest,” Bakshi”s daughter Priya told PTI.

The filmmaker’s last rites were performed on Saturday at a crematorium here in presence of family members.

In his career spanning over four decades, Bakshi mostly worked as a producer, backing films such as “Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain”, (1974), “Raavan”, (1984) and “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee” (1993).

He has also directed two films “Daku Aur Police” (1992) and “Khudai” (1994) starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead.

Bakshi is survived by sons Brando, Kennedy, Bradman and daughter Priya.

On Twitter, actor Anupam Kher paid tributes to the veteran filmmaker, remembering him as a man with the “most infectious laughter”.

“Deeply saddened to know about the demise of dear #JohnnyBakshi. He was a very integral part of my early life in Mumbai. As a producer, friend, a supporter and as a motivator. He had the most infectious laughter which made everybody happy around him,” he said.

Filmmaker Kunal Kolhi also condoled Bakshi”s death and said he was a “sweet helpful person”.

“Saddened to hear about the passing of #JohnnyBakshi sir. Met him during my days in #PlusChannel with @MaheshNBhatt & @amitkhanna. He was a sweet helpful man. Always smiling. Part of the old guard of the film Industry. RIP sir,” Kohli tweeted.

Top News

K’taka COVID-19 update: 6974 new cases, 9073 discharges, 83 deaths on Sep 21

Conspirators chose ideal place for mass mobilisation, violence: Delhi riots charge sheet

Joint select committee recommends increasing BBMP wards to 250

‘China doubles air bases, air defence positions and heliports near LAC after 2017 Doklam standoff’

Survey for 6.8 km Kozhikode-Wayanad tunnel commences

Opposition parties boycott LS proceedings in solidarity with suspended Rajya Sabha members

Sharad Pawar gets Income Tax notice over poll affidavits




Related Articles More

Huma Qureshi ‘angry’ over being dragged in #MeToo case against Anurag Kashyap

Richa Chadha initiates legal action after her name dragged in #MeToo case against Kashyap

‘Maal Hai Kya?’, says Kangana Ranaut after Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in drug chats

Didn’t make illegal alterations in my bungalow: Kangana to HC

Sandalwood drugs case: Court postpones Ragini and Sanjjana’s bail hearing to Sep 24

MUST WATCH

Soraba : District Excise Department seized Millions worth of Marijuana | Udayavani

Hospet : Tungabhadra Dam Gates Are Opened | TB Dam | Udayavani

Surathkal: Police arrest four in house burglary case

Manipal: Multi-storey building in danger | inspection by DC Jagadeesh

Easiest Way to Grow Cashew Nut | Farming Guide in Kannada

Latest Additions

K’taka COVID-19 update: 6974 new cases, 9073 discharges, 83 deaths on Sep 21

International drug trafficking racket busted, 8 held: NCB

Conspirators chose ideal place for mass mobilisation, violence: Delhi riots charge sheet

Gucci sells jeans with fake grass stains for ₹88,000

Mangaluru: Young man in Kadaba taluk builds mini tipper

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.