Amidst the COVID-19 scare, another shocking news has come in. Veteran Bollywood editor Waman Bhonsle who worked in films like Dostana, Ghulam, Do Raaste, Agneepath breathed his last on Monday. He was 87. The film editor passed away due to age-related issues. His nephew Dinesh Bhonsle confirmed the news with indianexpress.com . Bhonsle's nephew said the late film editor's funeral will take place at Mumbai’s Goregaon East. Dinesh revealed that his uncle was unwell for a long time and also suffered from diabetes for several years. He also further mentioned that Waman breathed his last at his home in Goregaon in the wee hours.
“He was keeping unwell from around a year. He had diabetes for many years, and in the last one year he had also started losing his memory. He was not able to walk around much either and had stopped eating in the last four-five days. He passed away at his home in Goregaon, Mumbai at 4.00 AM today. His funeral will be held in the afternoon today,” Dinesh Bhonsle told the portal. Filmmakers like Viveck Vaswani and Subhash Ghai mourned his death and paid heartfelt homage to him. Vaswani wrote on his Twitter handle, “RIP Waman Bhosle. A sad day for cinema!” While Taal director Subhash Ghai also condoled the death. Calling him a “great teacher”.
Ghai wrote, “RIP WAMAN BHONSLE SIR. A GENUIS film editor in my first film KALICHARAN remained my editor teacher in all my films till khalnayak n inspired me to edit my film like TAAL n so on. A Great teacher. We @MuktaArtsLtd @Whistling_Woods Remain grateful for good.”
Waman Bhonsle has worked as an editor for several popular hits like Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Inkaar, Dostana, Ghulam, Do Raaste, Agneepath, Aandhi, Parichay, Mausam, Hero, Karz, Kalicharan, Saaheb, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar and others.
May his soul rest in peace!
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