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Tandon breathed his final at his Powai residence, in presence of his household.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted, “Unhappy to know in regards to the demise of one of many best television and movie administrators Lekh Tandon ji. Your work is immoral. Will miss U. #RIP”.
Pandit advised IANS that Tandon was bed-ridden for the final 5 to 6 months and fed by way of a pipe. The tip got here at 5.38 p.m., he mentioned.
Born in Lahore in 1929, Tandon directed many Bollywood stalwarts like Shammi Kapoor (‘Professor’, 1962; ‘Prince’, 1969), Rajender Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Rajesh Khanna to call a number of. His movie ‘Amrapali’ (1966), that includes Sunil Dutt and Vyjayanthimala, was chosen as Indian entry for the most effective international language movie at 39th Academy Awards.
He additionally bagged Filmfare Greatest Screenplay Award for his film ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye’, together with Vrajendra Gaur and Madhusudan Kalekar in 1978.
He directed his first tv serial ‘Dil Dariya’ in 1988 by way of which he was additionally credited for locating Shah Rukh Khan.
Tandon additionally acted in movies like ‘Swades’, ‘Chennai Specific’, ‘Rang De Basanti’ amongst others.
His funeral will likely be held in Powai at 12 p.m. on Monday.