Actor-director Feroz Khan dies
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Actor-director Feroz Khan dies

Fardeen's father had cancer

Bollywood's flamboyant actor-producer-director Feroz Khan, known for blockbusters like "Qurbani" and "Dharmatma", passed away at his farmhouse in Bangalore after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 69.

Feroz Khan, who died late on Sunday (April 26), will be buried at the Johnson Market burial ground at 5.30 pm on Monday (April 27), his younger brother Sanjay Khan said.

Sanjay told media that the funeral procession would be taken out from his brother's farmhouse to the Johnson Market Graveyard in the evening.

He is survived by son, actor Fardeen Khan, and daughter Laila. Fardeen is married to Natasha Madhwani, daughter of yesteryear actress Mumtaz who had played lead roles in many of Feroz Khan's films.

Feroz Khan, who was last seen in the 2007 comedy "Welcome", had divorced his wife Sundari 24 years ago. He has three brothers - Abbas alias Sanjay, Akbar and Sameer.

The filmmaker, who was known to have led a quiet and simple life in Bangalore, had been battling cancer for the past one year.

His condition deteriorated further last month and he was admitted to the ICU at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. However, as his health improved he was discharged from hospital on Friday (April 23) and he went to Bangalore to be at his farmhouse. He was keen to see his animals at his farmhouse especially the horses.

Fardeen had made special arrangements for his father at the farmhouse but unfortunately Feroz died there after two days.

Family sources said actor Hrithik Roshan, who is married to Sanjay Khan's daughter, and his filmmaker father Rakesh Roshan were expected to arrive in Bangalore to pay their last respects to the director.

Feroz Khan was born in Bangalore on Sep 25, 1939 to a Pathan father, Sadiq, and an Iranian mother, Fatima.

The actor did his schooling in Bangalore after which he went to Mumbai to pursue a career in Bollywood.

He acted in popular films like "Arzoo", "Aurat" and "Safar" as well as played important roles in his own directorial ventures "Qurbani" and "Dharmatma". He won a Filmfare award for best supporting role in "Aadmi Aur Insaan" in 1970 and was honoured with the lifetime achievement award in 2000.

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