Hindi film industry has lost many of its artists this year. Joining the deceased artists in the list is veteran director, Harish Shah. He was 76 years old, who died after battling with cancer from a long time. Brother, Vinod Shah confirmed the news of his death.
Speaking to a news publication, Vinod said :
“Harish was battling throat cancer for ten years. He passed away today at 6 am. He was 76 years old. His funeral will take place today around 1 pm at Pawan Hans crematorium. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic very few people are allowed for the funeral. It is going to be only 2 or 3 of us to do his last rites.”
In Bollywood, he first started out as a Producer. Films such as Rajesh Khanna’s Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972), Kala Sona (1975) and Ram Tere Kitne Naam (1985) were his few productions.
He worked with numerous stars of Bollywood. As a director he got the chance to direct the late Rishi kapoor along with his wife Neetu Singh in Dhan Daulat (1980). Apart from this, he directed Zalzala (1988) starring Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha and Ab Insaaf Hoga (1995) which had Mithun Chakraborty and Rekha in the leads.
His last work in Bollywood was Sunny Deol’s film Jaal The Trap (2003) which he produced.
Since he was suffering from Cancer, he directed a short film on it, Titled ‘Why Me?’. It was awarded with the President’s award.
In his own unique manner, Harish contributed towards Bollywood and made a name for himself in the Industry.