Filmmaker Lekh Tandon Dies At 88. Rishi Kapoor, Others Pay Condolences

Henrietta Strickland
October 16, 2017

Lekh Tandon, a veteran filmmaker, and actor passed away on Sunday, 15 October. He also directed TV serial "Farmaan", broadcast on Doordarshan in early 90s. Lekh Tandon started his career as an assistant director and later directed several hit films.

One of his directed movies, Amrapali, was nominated by the country for the 39th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit too shared a miss you note for "one of the finest tv and film directors". Your work is immoral.

Deccan Chronicle reports that Tandon breathed his last on Sunday at his residence in subruban Powai.

The Dadaji of "Chennai Express" and director of films like "Amrapali", "Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye", "Agar Tum Na Hote", and many more, Lekh Raj Tandon is no more.

Lekh Tandon was born in Lahore (now in Pakistan) in 1929. She also wrote that she was fortunate to have worked with him in two films "Ek Baar Kaho" and "Doosri Dulhan", the latter of which was about surrogacy and way ahead of its times. Tandon is also known to have discovered Shah Rukh Khan in his television serial "Dil Dariya" in 1988.

Celebs like Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Ashutosh Gowariker, Shekhar Kapur and others paid homage to the visionary. The 88-year-old veteran, who was last seen as Shah Rukh Khan's grandfather in Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express after roles in Rang De Basanti, Halla Bol and Pardes, had been unwell for the last fi ve months.

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