Acclaimed writer Sanjay Chouhan, who is best known for writing the film ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ breathed his last on January 12. He passed away at a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 62. Sanjay was reportedly seeking treatment for chronic liver illness but yesterday evening his condition deteriorated and he succumbed to his illness. Sanjay Chouhan’s tragic demise has sent shockwaves across the entire Bollywood and heartfelt tributes are pouring in for him on social media.
As reported by Etimes, the late writer is survived by his wife Sarita and daughter Sara. Chouhan was a popular name in the Film industry. His most notable work includes Irrfan Khan starrer Paan Singh Tomar, I Am Kalam, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara, and Dhoop among others. He also co-wrote 'Saheb Biwi Gangster' films with Tigmanshu Dhulia. The late writer is also the recipient of many prestigious awards. Sanjay won a Filmfare Award for Best Story for his subliminal film I Am Kalam (2011).
The writer was born and brought up in Bhopal, where his father worked for the Indian Railways and his mother was a school teacher. Sanjay, who began his career as a journalist in Delhi, shifted to Mumbai in the 1990s after writing the crime-based TV series Bhanwar for Sony television. The dialogue for Sudhir Mishra's celebrated 2003 movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is regarded amongst his most notable works.
Chouhan’s funeral will be held on 13th January at 12.30 pm at Oshiwara crematorium in Mumbai.