Bollywood actor Navin Nischol passes away

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 19:18 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Popular Indian actor, Navin Nischol, who made his Bollywood debut with ‘Saawan Bhadon’ in the early 70’s, passed away today morning due to a massive heart attack.

The tragedy struck while Nischol and his close friend actor-filmmaker Randhir Kapoor were on their way to Pune. The two had left at around 10.30 am.

"However, even before they reached Sion in central Mumbai, Nischol suffered a massive heart attack. He was rushed
to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead," sources said.

The mortal remains of Nischol have been brought to his residence in suburban Khar and the funeral is scheduled to
take place at Santacruz crematorium in the evening, they said.

Nischol was the first gold medallist from the FTII and starred in numerous hits like ‘Buddha Mil Gaya’ (1971), ‘Victoria No. 203’ (1972) and ‘Dhund’ (1973) in the 1970s and later on enjoyed a brief, yet successful stint on small screen with ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’.

Navin had a colourful personal life and had a string of affairs. Navin’s wife Geetanjali hanged herself at her residence on 24th April 2006. Navin and his brother Pravin were held responsible for her suicide.

The veteran actor was last seen on silver screen in ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ (2006) and ‘Break Ke Baad’(2010).

(With PTI sources)