Filmaker Harish Shah passes away at 76

Filmaker Harish Shah passes away at 76

The director lost his battle to cancer this morning

Filmaker Harish Shah has died in Mumbai after a ten year battle with throat cancer.

His brother Vinod Shah confirmed the news to the Indian Express, “Harish was battling throat cancer for ten years. He passed away today at 6 am. He was 76 years old. His funeral will take place today around 1 pm at Pawan Hans crematorium. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, very few people are allowed for the funeral. It is going to be only 2 or 3 of us to do his last rites.”

Harish was best known for his 1988 film Zalzala which starred Dharmendra. The producer also worked on films such as Mere Jeevan Sathi (1972) and Dhan Daulat (1980). His last Bollywood production was Jaal: The Trap (2003) starring Sunny Deol. After suffering with cancer the filmmaker created a short film on the disease titled ‘Why Me’.

Image via Twitter: @harishshah07

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