Veteran action director Veeru Devgan passes away
He is survived by his wife Veena Devgan and sons Ajay Devgn and Anil Devgan
Veteran action director and stuntman Veeru Devgan passed away this morning in Mumbai. He was admitted at Surya Hospital in Santa Cruz West following complaints of breathlessness. He is survived by his wife Veena Devgan and sons Ajay Devgn and Anil Devgan. The funeral will be held at the Ville Parle West crematorium today evening.
Born in Amritsar, Punjab in 1941, Veeru Devgan has choreographed fight and action scenes in over 80 Hindi films, including Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Kranti (1981), Himmatwala (1983), Mr India (1987) and Phool Aur Kaante (1991), which marked Ajay’s Bollywood debut.
In 1999, Veeru Devgan directed and produced the action drama, Hindustan Ki Kasam. He has appeared as an actor in the films, Kranti, Sourabh and Singhasan. Known to make few public appearances, the veteran personality was last spotted at the premiere of Total Dhamaal earlier this year.
Mourning Veeru Devgan’s demise, senior stunt director Sham Kaushal tweeted:
RIP Veeru Devgan ji. Just came to know about this sad news. As an Action Director always ahead of his times & as human being par excellence. I became a stuntman with his blessings on 8th August, 1980 as he signed my application to become a stuntman & made me part of his team.— Sham kaushal (@ShamKaushal) May 27, 2019
My first day of shoot as a stuntman, stunt double & my first outdoor shoot was under him. He fed me in his house when I did not have anything to eat. Can’t help crying while writing this.— Sham kaushal (@ShamKaushal) May 27, 2019
Indian Film and Television Director’s Association (IFTDA) president Ashoke Pandit wrote:
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.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 27, 2019
Funeral at Vile Parle (W) at 6 pm today.