Noted actor Farooq Sheikh laid to rest

The body of legendary actor Farooq Sheikh was brought to Mumbai for the last rites. An ambulance carried his body to his residence where family, friends and close ones kept waiting to pay their last respect to the kind hearted soul. He was laid to rest around 8pm after people paid their final respect to the departed soul.

Actor Satish Shah, a close friend of Shaikh, said, “People could pay their last respects between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and thereafter, the last rites would be performed”.

The funeral held today in Andheri. The actor is survived by his wife Roopa and two daughters.

Farooq Sheikh’s friend and co-star Deepti Naval told NDTV, "He was the most natural actor I have worked with. In the nine films, we did together, I never caught him preparing for his role.

Noted actress Shabana Azmi said, "Its difficult for me to speak about Farooq in the past tense. It seems that it's a grammatical error. Farooq, inspite of being a quiet person, could fill in the room with his humor and wit."

Farooq Sheikh died at the age of 65 due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. He had been to Dubai with his family for a concert.

He is best remembered for his performances in films like ‘Garm Hava’, ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’ and ‘Kissi Se Na Kehna’. “He has passed away,” a family member told PTI, without disclosing any further details.

He was in Dubai for a concert when he suffered a massive stroke. He is a noted TV, film and theatre personality.  He debuted in Bollywood with ‘Garm Hava’ and delivered many hits. He was last seen playing the role of Ranbir Kapoor’s father in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and was also seen in 'Club 60'.

He also hosted popular chat show in Zee TV show “Jeena issi ka naam hai” in which he interviewed many Bollywood celebrities.

His sudden demise shocked Bollywood.