Actor and filmmaker Lekh Tandon passes away at 88

Veteran filmmaker and actor famous for films like Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye, Amrapali, Professor, Jhuk Gaya Aasman, Agar Tum Na Hote etc. Lekh Tandon passed away at the age of 88 at his Powai home. The cause of death is still not known.

Born on February 13, 1929, Lekh Tandon’s father, Faqeer Chand Tandon was a friend of Prithviraj Kapoor since childhood. It was because his father’s friendship with the legendary artist that Lekh was lured into films. In fact, Lekh’s brother Yograj was an AD and secretary to Prithviraj Kapoor.

Starting his journey in films as an assistant director, Lekh went on to become one of the most successful filmmakers. His film Amrapali was India’s official entry to Oscars and he has also won Filmfare best screenplay award for his film, Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye. He later directed TV shows and is instrumental in introducing the world to Shah Rukh Khan. It was Lekh Tandon who gave him his first break in TV serial, Dil Dariya.

He, later, ventured into acting as well and acted in films like Swades, Paheli, Rang De Basanti with Chennai Express being his last film as an actor. Later in an interview to Rediff, he credited Shah Rukh Khan for forcing him to be an actor. In fact in the same interview he went on to reveal that even though they had their differences but “Shah Rukh has helped all those people who have helped him at the beginning of his career.” He recalled that for a small role in Chennai Express, Shah Rukh gave him a hefty amount of Rs 11 lakhs.

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छत्तीसगढ़ की आगामी विधानसभा चुनाव के लिए डिजिटल मीडिया ‘’ नेसटीक ओपिनियन पोल करनेका निश्चय किया है. अतः आप नीचे दिए सवालों के निष्पक्ष जवाब देंताकि राज्य की आने वाले दिनों की सही सियासी तस्वीर सामनेआ सके. कृपया अपना मत जरूर दें- With assembly election ahead
विधानसभा क्षेत्र
फ़ोन नं
विधानसभा चुनाव में सबसे बड़ी पार्टी कौन सी होगी ?
किस पार्टी को कितनी सीटें मिलेगी?
अगले मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में किसे देखना चाहेंगे?
क्या आपके क्षेत्र में विकास दिखाई पड़ रहा है?
क्या छत्तीसगढ़ का किसान भाजपा शासन से संतुष्ट है?
जो रोजगार छत्तीसगढ़ सरकार ने दिया, क्या उससे युवा वर्ग संतुष्ट है?
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क्या आप अपने विधायक से संतुष्ट हैं? उन्होंने अपने वादे पूरे किए या अधूरे हैं उनके काम?
क्या आप अपने क्षेत्र की सरकारी सुविधाओं सेसंतुष्ट हैं?
क्या नक्सली समस्या पर नियंत्रण हुआ है?
क्या प्रदेश के मंत्रियों के कामकाज से संतुष्ट हैं?
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