Union minister Manish Tewari today condoled the death of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh saying that with the demise of the versatile actor, the country had lost a jewel.
In a message, the Information and Broadcasting minister said that Sheikh was a versatile actor whose performances were "sterling and scintillating."
In his untimely death we have lost yet another jewel, Tewari added.
Sheikh, 65, died after a heart attack in Dubai where he was for a concert. He was last seen in Bollywood movie 'Club 60'.
Sheikh had delivered memorable performances in movies like 'Garm Hawa', 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Noorie', 'Chashme Buddoor', 'Kissi Se Na Kehna', 'Katha', 'Umrao Jaan', 'Faasle' and Sagar Sarhadi's 'Bazaar'.