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Actor Feroz Khan passes awayMon, Apr 27, 2009 10:00 IST
Bollywood actor Feroz Khan lost his battle with cancer and passed away late on Sunday at his farmhouse in Bangalore.
The 69-year-old actor-filmmaker died at 1:30 am at his farmhouse, a family source is quoted to have said.
Khan is survived by actor son Fardeen Khan and daughter Laila Khan. He had been suffering from cancer and was being treated at a Mumbai hospital for a long time.
His funeral will take place later in the day in Bangalore, the sources said.
The actor was born and brought up in Bangalore. He began his film career in 1960 with a lesser known film called ‘Didi’. Two years later, he appeared in an English film titled ‘Tarzan Goes To India’. In 1965, Feroz Khan married Sundri. They have two children Laila and Fardeen. Laila Khan is a painter and Fardeen Khan is an actor.
In 1969, Feroz won his first Filmfare award for Best Actor in supporting role ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’. In 1975, he turned producer and director so as to improve his career opportunities as a leading man. He produced, directed and starred film ‘Dharmatma’ which was the first Indian film to shoot in Afghanistan and was also his first blockbuster hit as producer. In 1980, the movie Qurbani became the biggest hit of his career and also launched the singing career of Nazia Hassan. In 1988, Feroz directed and starred in ‘Dayavan’ which was a remake of a South Indian film Nayagan, starring Kamal Haasan.
Feroz Khan was last seen in the blockbuster hit Welcome in 2007.
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