An accomplished director and screenwriter named Prayag Raj died away on Saturday in Mumbai. For films like Dharamveer, Coolie, Mard, and Amar Akbar Anthony, he was highly recognized.
The legendary writer-director’s son, Aditya, confirmed the news of his death. He was cited as saying, “He passed away peacefully on Saturday at 4pm at his residence in Bandra,” while speaking to PTI. Since eight to ten years ago, he had several illnesses including heart disease and age-related problems. At age 88, Prayag Raj.
At the Shivaji Park cremation in Dadar, his last rituals were performed on Sunday morning. His family and business acquaintances were there.
He is the author of more than 100 films, as well as a couple that include lyrics.
The tragic death of Prayag Raj, a seasoned screenwriter and director, has shocked the whole film industry. On Saturday, he died away at his Mumbai residence. Soon after the news broke, a number of celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor, paid the filmmaker respect on social media.
I’m very grieved by the death of late Prayag Raj, said Anil Kapoor on Instagram Stories. The two worked together on the movie Hifazat. Working on Hifazat with him was an honor. May his soul rest in peace. He included an image from one of the Hifazat sets.
Amitabh Bachchan posted a notice on Prayag Raj’s demise on his own site. Last night, we lost another important member of our illustrious film industry. Yesterday at 4 p.m., PrayagRaj passed away.
Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, and others worked with Prayag Raj on projects. Among the films for which he wrote the scripts are Dharamveer, Ponga Pandit, Coolie, Mard, Desh Premee, Naseeb, Suhaag, Parvarish, Amar Akbar Anthony, Bhai Ho To Aisa, and Hifazat.
Along with writing and directing, he also tried out singing and music creation.