Actor Farooq Sheikh sadly passed away in Dubai

Actor Farooq Sheikh sadly passed away in Dubai

Heart attack kills veteran Bollywood actor

Site: The Khaleej Times
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Bollywood icon and actor Farooq Sheikh died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai on Friday night

It has been reported that Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh has sadly passed away. His long-time co-star and friend Deepti Naval said, "I don't have the details yet, and I have not been able to speak to any of his family members, but a friend confirmed it to me. I also spoke to Shabana Azmi who was also aware of the sad, shocking and unbelievable news," 

"It is unbelievable. I am in a state of shock. He is one of the finest actors in the film industry. He is the one who has always encouraged me to work," a teary Naval said as reported by The Khaleej Times.

"I just got a call from Shabana Azmi. She said he had a massive heart attack in Dubai. They will be getting his body to India. I am in Himachal right now. I am flying back to Mumbai," she said.

She said that his body will be brought to Mumbai for the last rites after completing the relevant formalities in Dubai.

65 year old Sheikh was reported to be fit and healthy and had been with Naval two months prior at the Sharjah book fair.

Bollywood Film Director Shekhar Kapur appears to have regretted that he should have talked films instead of politics in his last meeting with the actor, taking to his twitter to say:

"#RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned"


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