Filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak is no more

Aug 26, 2022 KKR

Filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak, who made blockbusters like ‘Souten’, passed away following multiple health issues on Thursday. Tak was 86 and is survived by his wife and eminent music director Usha Khanna.

The director had been battling lung and chest-related diseases for the past few days. He died at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.

Born in Jaipur, Tak began his film career in 1967 by penning the script for the superhit musical ‘Naunihal’ for which the Mohammed Rafi song ‘Meri Awaz Suno’ was shot during the funeral procession of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Over his 55-year-long Bollywood career, Tak had made over 20 films including the musical blockbuster ‘Souten’ (1983) starring Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim (Ambani) and Padmini Kolhapure. His other major films include ‘Gomti Ke Kinare’ (1972), ‘Hawas’ (1974), ‘Saajan Bina Suhagana’ (1978), ‘Saajan Ki Saheli’ (1981), ‘Sanam Bewafaa’ (1991), ‘Khalnaaika’ (1993) and ‘Chaan Ka Tukda’ (1994).


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