Bollywood pays respects to actor Navin Nischol
Mumbai, Mar. 20 (ANI): The last rites of veteran Bollywood actor Navin Nischol, who passed away on Saturday while en route to Pune, were performed here on Saturday evening.
The last rites were performed at the Santacruz Crematorium in the presence of his friends, including Govind Nihalani, Manmohan Shetty, Prakash Jha, Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor.
Nischol was 65 at the time of his death from a heart attack.
According to family friend Manmohan Shetty, Nischol complained about feeling uneasy at Sion and a few minutes later passed away.He had an over four-decade-long stint in the Indian film and television industry.
He had made his debut with "Saawan Bhadon" in 1970 and his last release was "Break ke Baad".
A gold medallist from Pune's Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Nischol became a popular actor with films like "Buddha Mila Gaya", "Dhund", " Victoria No. 203", "Hanste Zakhm" and "Woh Main Nahin". He possessed chocolate-boy looks and flourished as a hero for a decade.
From 1980 onwards, Nischol played character roles with films such as "Saboot", "Teri Baahon Mein" and "Samundar". He also worked in quite a few television serials, including Anand Mahendroo's " Dekh Bhai Dekh".
Nischol was married twice. His first marriage, with Shekhar Kapur's sister, Neelu, ended when she found out about his affair with a starlet. They have a daughter, Natasha, who is a popular makeup artiste in the film industry. His second marriage, to Geetanjali, also ran into trouble when she alleged harassment by the family. She committed suicide leaving behind a note blaming the actor for her death. (ANI)
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