Indian veteran Javed Khan Amrohi passes away

Bollywood veteran Javed Khan Amrohi, who starred in films such as Andaz Apna Apna and Lagaan, passed away. He was 73. According to Hindustan Times, the actor died of lung failure. 

Filmmaker Ramesh Talwar confirmed Javed’s death to PTI and told the news agency that the actor, who had worked in the yesteryear popular TV show Nukkad, was suffering from a breathing ailment. Amrohi had been bedridden for one year and was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. “He passed away at the hospital around 1pm as both his lungs failed,” he added.

Amrohi started his career in theatre after graduating from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He then appeared in smaller yet pivotal roles in over 150 films and close to a dozen TV shows.

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The renowned star essayed the role of barber Karim in the 1980s TV show Nukkad. In the comedy film Andaz Apna Apna, Amrohi played the role of Anand Akela – one of the suitors of Raveena (Raveena Tandon) who eventually gives up the pursuit and decides to help Aamir Khan instead. In Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan, the actor played the cricket commentator and he was one of the Indian Women’s Hockey team’s support staff in Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De India. 

Amrohi also worked in popular Hindi films including Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Laadla, and Ishq. He was also seen in both parts of Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak – the 1991 film, and the 2020 sequel Sadak 2. He also worked in the critically acclaimed 1988 TV series Mirza Ghalib.

He is survived by a son and a daughter.

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