Actor Farooq Sheikh Passes Away

 Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh, 65, died late on Friday night due to heart attack in Dubai.

His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai.

He was best known for his films during the 1970s and 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema.

He acted in many serials and shows on television and performed on stage in famous productions.

Sheikh was best known for his roles in 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Kissi Se Na Kehna' and 'Noorie'.

His passing was mourned by several celebrities on Twitter. Here are some tweets:

Madhur Bhandarkar (‏@mbhandarkar268)
Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.

Shekhar Kapur (‏@shekharkapur)
#RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned

Kailash Kher ‏(@Kailashkher)
Shocked to hear about a great human, wonderful actor Farukh Shaikh s sudden Demise, RIP Farukh Saab.. God Bless the departed Soul. Prayers

Raveena Tandon ‏(@TandonRaveena)
RIP Farooqji..a gentleman actor..ull be missed

Mini Mathur (‏@minimathur)
Hope Farooq Shaikh is listening to the wonderful odes & goodbyes. We should appreciate people we admire while they are still around. RIP.

Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry)
Such sad news to wake up to! Fabulous actor, understated gentleman.. Have loved him in so many films frm Noorie to YJHD! RIP Farooque Sheikh
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