Bollywood is mourning for the death of veteran actor Farooque Sheikh who died of heart attack at the age of 65 in Dubai on late Friday night. This death news has been confirmed by Farooque’s long-time co-star and friend Deepti Naval.
Farooque Sheikh’s dead body will be brought to Mumbai for the last rites after completing the relevant formalities in Dubai. He had interacted with Naval two months ago at the Sharjah book fair where he was reported to be in a fit condition.
This talented actor was born on March 25, 1948. He started his acting career in 1973 with the classic ‘Garm Hava’ and then he rose on to become prominence both in parallel and mainstream cinema. He will be known to his fans for his roles in Satyajit Ray’s “Shatranj Ke Khiladi”, “Umrao Jaan”, “Chashme Budoor”, “Saath Saath”, “Kissise Na Kehna”, “Noorie”, and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”.
He is well known for his great contribution to parallel cinema, low-budget high quality movies, theatre and television.