Bollywood veteran producer-director, screenwriter and dialogue writer Sagar Sarhadi has passed away. At the age of 88, he breathed his last at his home in the Sayan area of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Sagar Sarhadi wrote the story of several films including 'Silsila', 'Chandni' and 'Kabhi Kabhi'. The Bollywood industry is mourning his sudden demise and many stars are paying their last tribute to the legend.
Bollywood's famous lyricist and writer, Javed Akhtar has expressed grief on social media over the demise of Sagar Sarhadi. He wrote on his official Twitter account, “Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar,”
Actor Jackie Shroff also shared a picture of Sagar Sarhadi on his official Instagram account and paid tribute to him.
Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2021
Many other celebrities including, Producer-director Anubhav Sinha, Director Hansal Mehta, Filmmaker Ashok Pandit remembered Sagar Sarhadi and paid tribute to him on social media. Let us tell you that Sagar Sarhadi died in Mumbai on Sunday at the age of 88. He had even given up eating and drinking in the last days of his life. Sagar Sarhadi was recently admitted to the ICU of the Cardiac Care Hospital in Sion following a heart problem.
Sad to know that Sagar Sarhadi ji is no more. Truly a big loss for the film industry. 'Noorie', 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Silsila', 'Chandni', 'Deewana', 'Kaho Na Pyar Hai' writer of so many gems. He also wrote and directed the iconic ' Bazaar'. My heartfelt condolences 🙏 pic.twitter.com/CN6Ax33O4Q— Nila Madhab PANDA ନୀଳମାଧବ ପଣ୍ଡା (@nilamadhabpanda) March 22, 2021
Rest in peace Sagar Sarhadi saahab. https://t.co/BMkBKLXXFW— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) March 22, 2021
Sad to know about d demise of Sagar Sarhadi ji a well known writer,director due 2 heart attack .— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) March 22, 2021
Some of hs well known films as writer wr #KabhieKabhie #NOORIE #chandni #DoosraAadmi #Silsila .
He also wrote &directed #Bazaar .
It’s a great loss to d film industry.
ॐ शान्ति ! pic.twitter.com/VxPxc1TFhw
RIP Sagar Sarhadi. What a legacy.— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) March 22, 2021
Sagar Sarhadi was born on 11 May 1933 in Baffa, Pakistan (Then in British India). He initially started writing short Urdu stories and became an Urdu playwright.
Sagar Sarhadi got real recognition in Bollywood from famous producer-director Yash Chopra's film Kabhi Kabhi of 1976. The film featured actors like Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. The story of the film was well-received by the audience. Sarhadi was one of the finest storytellers in the Hindi film industry. Apart from 'Kabhi Kabhi' he also penned down the story of 'Silsila' in 1981 starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri and Rekha; Chandni in 1989 starring Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna in lead; Faasle starring actor Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval; Rang in 1993 having Kamal Sadanah and Divya Bharti as lead and directed by Talat Jani; Anubhav starring Sanjeev Kumar and Tanuja and directed by Basu Bhattacharya; Zindagi in 1976; The Other Man; Karmayogi; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai; Karobaar; Bazaar; Chausar and more. His directorial film, starring Smita Patil, Farrukh Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah, was also well received by market critics.
He was one of the gems of Bollywood which gave so many masterpieces to the Indian Film Industry and his work is still remembered by people.
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