Bollywood’s flamboyant actor-producer-director Feroz Khan, known for blockbusters like “Qurbani” and “Dharmatma”, passed away at his farmhouse on the Tumkur road , Bangalore after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 69. “Feroz Khan, who died late Sunday, will be buried at the Johnson Market burial ground at 5.30 p.m. Monday”, 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 Khan is married to Natasha Madhwani, daughter of yesteryear actress Mumtaz who had
played lead roles in many of his films.
Feroz Khan, who was last seen in the 2007 comedy “Welcome”, had divorced his wife Sundari 24 years ago.The filmmaker, who was known to have led a quiet and simple life in Bangalore, had been battling cancer for the past one year and was under treatment in a Mumbai hospital. Family sources said his death was not ‘unexpected’ as his health had been falling steeply.
Feroz Khan was born and brought up in Bangalore. He made his debut as second lead in Didi (1960). His first big hit was in 1965 with the release of “Oonche Log”. He made the Retro Era of Hindi Cinema to be rocking by introducing “Disco” and the western influence. Feroz Khan was a trend setter with his style and persona.
He produced, directed and starred in the 1975 -77 film Dharmatma which was the first Indian film to be shot in Afghanistan and was also his first blockbuster hit as producer, director and actor.
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We pay the condolence and pray his soul rests in peace.