Mumbai:Veteran action choreographer Veeru Devgan died in Mumbai today. He was 85. Mr Devgan was the father of actor Ajay Devgn. The funeral will be held at 6 pm in Vile Parle.
According to a source close to the Devgan family, Veeru Devgan was admitted into a Mumbai hospital due to age-related health issues. Veeru Devgan was a renowned stunt director, who choreographed the action sequences in over 80 Bollywood films, especially in the Nineties.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon, writing: “Veeru Devgan passed away this morning (27 May 2019).. Father of Ajay Devgn Veeru ji was an accomplished action director. Also directed the Hindustan Ki Kasam, starring son Ajay with Amitabh Bachchan… Funeral will be held today at 6 pm… Heartfelt condolences to Devgn family.”
Action director and Vicky Kaushal’s father Sham Kaushal paid tribute to the stunt director and his mentor and wrote: “RIP Veeru Devgan ji. Just came to know about this sad news. As an action director always ahead of his times and as human being par excellence. I became a stuntman with his blessings on August 8, 1980 as he signed my application to become a stuntman and made me part of his team.”
Veeru Devgan, who was born in Amritsar, directed action in films such as Kranti, Aaj Ka Arjun, Mr Natwarlal, Mr India, Shahenshah and Tridev. He also worked on films starring his son Ajay such as Ishq and Dilwale. Mr Devgan also directed and produced Ajay, Manisha Koirala and Amitabh Bachchan in 1999’s Hindustan Ki Kasam, his only work as a director. Veeru Devgan served as assistant director on Vishwatma and Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai and also produced the films Dil Kya Kare and Singhasan.