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Farooq Sheikh's last rites to take place in Mumbai tomorrow

IANS  Mumbai, December 29, 2013
First Published: 15:50 IST(29/12/2013) | Last Updated: 16:01 IST(29/12/2013)

Multi-faceted actor Farooq Sheikh, who died following cardiac arrest in Dubai, will be buried Monday evening, says actor and a close friend Satish Shah.

Farooq died on Friday evening at the age of 65. 

"His body will reach Mumbai airport at around 4.00 p.m. tomorrow (Monday), and the burial will take place around 7.00 in the evening," Satish said.

The late actor, who was known for his roles in movies like Umrao Jaan, Chashme Buddoor and Saath Saath, is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai. He was 65. "He has passed away," a family member said, without disclosing any further details. The actor was in Dubai with his family when he suffered the heart attack on late Friday night.

Born on March 25, 1948, Sheikh made a tremendous contribution in theatre, films and TV as well. He started his career in Bollywood in 1973 with Garm Hava and is best remembered for his performances in films like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Buddoor, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Noorie.

His last film was Club 60 and before that he was seen playing the role of a father to Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

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