Bollywood actor and theatre personality, Imtiaz Khan has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was 77. Apart from his wife TV actress Krutika Desai, the late actor and director is also survived by his daughter Ayesha Khan.
Imtiaz, who acted in 80-odd Hindi films, mostly in negative roles, from 1970s and 1990s, was a trained actor who had made a mark in theatre long before he was drawn to movies. Imtiaz showed his class as an actor in films like Zakhmi, Gang, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Dharmatma, Pyaara Dost and Noor Jahan among others. Imtiaz was also part of Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche, a surprise hit which led its producers, Ramsay Brothers, to set up a factory of low-budget horror films, reported outlookindia.com.
Imtiaz is also the brother of late actor Amjad Khan and son of veteran actor Jayant. The cause of his death is not yet known.
Actor Jaaved Jaaferi took to social media and shared the news of Imtiaz's tragic demise with his fans and followers. Javed had worked with Imtiaz in 2000 film Gang, directed by Mazhar Khan. "Veteran actor #ImtiazKhan passes on. Worked with him in #Gang. Superb actor and wonderful human being. #RIP bhai (sic)," Javed wrote on Twitter.
Imtiaz's friend and actress Anju Mahendroo also shared a post on social media reminiscing their good old days. She wrote, "Once upon a time!!! Rest in eternal peace my friend @Imtiaz Khan (sic)."
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