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- Veteran Filmmaker Johnny Bakshi Dies Anupam Kher And Shabana Azmi Pay Tributes, Daughter Priya Said In A Statement That The Filmmaker Was Put On Life Support On Friday
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Johnny Bakshi is survived by his two sons Bradman and Kennedy and a daughter Priya.
Senior producer-director Johnny Bakshi died in Mumbai on Saturday night due to cardiac arrest. He was 82 years old. He was admitted to Arogya Nidhi Hospital in Juhu on Friday morning after suffering from shortness of breath. Although his corona report came negative.
Bakshi's daughter Priya told a news agency about it, “He was admitted to the hospital on Friday morning after having trouble breathing, where he was kept on ventilator. He also had the Kovid-19 Test, which was reported negative. He died of cardiac arrest between 1.30 am and 2 pm. Bakshi is survived by his two sons, Bradman and Kennedy, besides his daughter Priya.
Also acted in some films
In his career spanning nearly four decades, Bakshi has produced 'Manzil Aur Bhi Hai' (1974), Betrayal (1977), 'Ravana' (1984), Mera Dost, Mera Dushman (1984), 'Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi' ( 1993), produced some other films like Bhairavi (1996) and 'Kajrare' (2010) and also directed two films 'Dacoit Aur Police' (1992) and 'Khudai' (1994). He also acted in films like 'Haar-Jeet' (1990) and 'Papa Kehta' (1996).
Celebs also expressed grief
Many Bollywood celebrities have mourned the death of Bakshi. During this, many celebs including Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Kabir Bedi and Kunal Kohli expressed their grief on social media.
During this, Anupam Kher wrote, 'I am deeply saddened to learn about the news of the death of dear Johnny Bakshi. In my early life in Mumbai, he was an important part of my life as a producer, friend, supporter and motivator. His laughter was like an infection, which made everyone around him happy as well. Good bye my friend. om Shanti.'
Shabana Azmi, expressing her sorrow, wrote, 'This morning I was saddened to learn about the demise of filmmaker Johnny Bakshi … a film he had betrayed in his very early career. He invested in cinema. Condolences to his family and friends. '