- Johny Bakshi died after suffering cardiac arrest
- He was admitted to the hospital on Friday
- Johnny Bakshi’s last rights were held in Mumbai on Saturday
Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi died in a Mumbai hospital on Saturday after suffering cardiac arrest, the PTI news agency reported. He was 82 years old. Johnny Bakshi was admitted to Juhu Arogya Nidhi Hospital on Friday morning due to shortness of breath. He was tested for COVID-19, but it came back negative, the PTI report added. Johny Bakshi’s daughter Priya said in a statement that he was put on life support on Friday: “Yesterday he was hospitalized for shortness of breath and was put on a ventilator. He was tested for COVID-19 and came back negative. He passed away between 1.30-2.00 am due to cardiac arrest, “reported PTI. Johny Bakshi’s final rights were held at a Mumbai crematorium on Saturday in the presence of family members.
Johnny Bakshi primarily produced films and was best known for his role as a film producer such as Raavan (1984), Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993) and Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, (1974). His directorial resume included such films as Daku Aur Police. (1992) and 1994 film Khudai, which was headed by Rajesh Khanna.
Actors like Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher, who had worked with Johnny Bakshi, posted tributes on Twitter. “I’m sorry to hear about the death of filmmaker Johny Bakshi this morning … I made a movie with him Vishwasghaat very early in my career. It was invested in the cinema. Condolences to family and friends, “Shabana Azmi tweeted. Remembering Johnny Bakshi, Mr. Kher wrote:” He was a very integral part of my early life in Mumbai. As a producer, friend, follower and motivator. “
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of filmmaker Johny Bakshi this morning. I made a movie with him, Vishwasghat, very early in my career. It was invested in the cinema. Condolences to family and friends.
– Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) September 5, 2020
Deeply saddened to learn about the disappearance of dear #JohnnyBakshi. It was a very integral part of my early life in Mumbai. As a producer, friend, follower and motivator. He had the most contagious laugh that made everyone around him happy. अलविदामेरे दोस्त ।ओमशांति🙏 pic.twitter.com/xmlcldfk9k
– Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 5, 2020
According to PTI, Johnny Bakshi is survived by his sons Bradman, Kennedy and his daughter Priya.
(With PTI inputs)