Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passes away in Dubai after suffering a heart attack

Saturday, 28 December 2013 - 9:13am IST Updated: Saturday, 28 December 2013 - 1:12pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away late on Friday after suffering a sudden heart attack.

Born on 25 March 1948, he died at the age of 65.

His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai.

Sheikh was a part of several classic films such as Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Buddoor, Kissi Se Na Kehna and Noorie.

He is best known for his contribution to parallel cinema in the 1970s and 80s.

The actor, who started his career in Bollywood in 1973 with 'Garm Hava', was last seen as Ranbir Kapoor's father in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and with Sarika in Club 60.

The actor had also hosted the famous talk show Jeena Isi ka naam hai on television.

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The news of Sheikh's sudden demise shocked people from the film fraternity and fans alike as they flooded Twitter with condolence messages:

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