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Actor-filmmaker of 'Amrapali', Swades', 'RDB' fame, Lekh Tandon, passes away at 88

PTI
Published : Oct 16, 2017, 9:56 am IST
Updated : Oct 16, 2017, 9:58 am IST

He passed away on Sunday due to multiple health issues at his residence in suburban Powai in Mumbai.

Lekh Tandon had acted in several films like 'Swades', 'Paheli', 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Chennai Express.'
 Lekh Tandon had acted in several films like 'Swades', 'Paheli', 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Chennai Express.'

Mumbai: Filmmaker Lekh Tandon passed away on Sunday due to multiple health issues at his residence in suburban Powai here.

He was 88.

Tandon, who directed films like 'Amrapali' (1966) and 'Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye' (1977), breathed his last on Sunday evening.

"He was not keeping well for sometime and was bed-ridden from the last five to six months. He had multiple health issues due to which he passed away around 5.30 PM," filmmaker Ashoke Pandit told PTI.

Tandon is also credited with discovering actor Shah Rukh Khan by casting him in his TV serial 'Dil Dariya' in 1988. He also directed TV serial 'Farmaan', broadcast on Doordarshan in early 90s.

Tandon will be cremated on Monday in Powai.

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)