Veeru Devgan Dies: Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor Pay Condolences
Veeru Devgan, father of actor Ajay Devgn, passed away on Monday morning. Actors Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan and others offered their condolences to the Devgn family.
An image of Veeru Devgan, courtesy of Twitter
Bollywood's veteran action director Veeru Devgan, father of actor Ajay Devgn, died here on Monday, family sources said. He was 85.
Veeru Devgan breathed his last on Monday afternoon at a hospital in Mumbai due to age-related issues, according to a source.
Apart from directing action sequences, he had directed the 1999 film Hindustan Ki Kasam, starring Ajay and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The funeral will be held here at the Vile Parle West Crematorium on Monday evening.
Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Shahid Kapoor and Varun Dhawan tweeted their heartfelt condolences for the Devgn family. See their messages here:
I'm very sad to hear about Veeruji passing away.I had the pleasure & privilege of working with Veeruji.He was an amazing person to work with, extremely professional & one of the best in his field. My heartfelt condolences to Ajay & everyone in the family. Love and respect.a.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) May 27, 2019
Deeply saddened by the passing of Veeru ji! He was a gem of a person and extremely gifted. So grateful that I had a chance to work with him on multiple films. My heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn and the entire Devgan family.— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) May 27, 2019
Deepest condolences to @ajaydevgn sir and the entire family. Prayers and love.— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) May 27, 2019
#RipVeeruDevgan heartfelt condolences to the devgan family— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 27, 2019
"Sad to know that veteran action director Veeru Devganji is no more. He was a genius in choreographing fights on the big screen when there were no facilities available. My heartfelt condolences to Ajay Devgn and the entire family," filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted.
Sad to know that veteran action director #VeeruDevgan ji is no more. He ws a genius in choreographing fights on the big screen, when there were no facilities available. My heart felt condolences to @ajaydevgn & the entire family. 🙏Funeral at Vile Parle (W) at 6 pm today.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 27, 2019
"RIP Veeru Devganji. A legend of Hindi cinema. Left his mark at a time when 'pure action' without VFX was the order of the day. Heartfelt condolences to Ajay Devgn and Kajol. May his soul rest in peace. Prayers are with the family," Kunal Kohli wrote.
#RIP #VeeruDevgan ji. A legend of Hindi Cinema. Left his mark at a time when ‘pure action’, without vfx, was the order of the day.Heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn & @KajolAtUN May his soul rest in peace. Prayers are with the family.— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 27, 2019
Actor Siddharth also tweeted in the matter.
Director duo Abbas-Mastan also tweeted after the news broke on social media.
(With inputs from IANS)
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