Mumbai: Filmmaker Ravi Tandon, known for directing Amitabh Bachchan’s “Khuddar” and Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Kapoor’s Khel Khel Mein, passed away due to respiratory failure and died at his residence in Mumbai. He was 86.
Ravi Tandon, father of Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon and Rajiv Tandon, passed away due to respiratory failure.
‘He was suffering from lung fibrosis from past few years. Today he passed away due to respiratory failure at 3.30 am,’ a family member told PTI.
Raveena, 47, shared a heartfelt tribute to her father on Instagram.
‘You will always walk with me , I will always be you, I’m never letting go. Love you papa,’ she wrote alongside a series of pictures with her father.
Ravi Tandon is credited to have directed suspense-drama Anhonee with Sanjeev Kumar; Rajesh Khanna, Sridevi and Smita Patil’s Nazrana; Jhoota Kahin Ka with Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor; Amitabh Bachchan-starrer crime thriller Majboor, multi-starrer films Khuddaar and Zindagi, among others.
Several Hindi film celebrities offered their condolences via social media.
Juhi Chawla wrote, “Heartfelt condolences to you & your family Raveena.. May his soul rest in peace Om Shanti”. Madhur Bhandarkar also commented on the post and wrote, “My deepest condolences to you and your family members. #OmShanti”.
Actors Chunky Panday, Neelam Kothari, Yuvika Chaudhary, Namrata Shirdokar too expressed grief.