Sholay Artiste Raj Kishore Dies At 85

Raj Kishore, who is remembered for essaying one of the prisoners in Sholay, passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack

Raj Kishore, who essayed the role of a prisoner in Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay, passed away at wee hours (1.30 am) after suffering a heart attack at his Goregaon (East) home. He was 85.

The senior actor’s funeral took place at Aarey Crematorium at 10:30 am.

asrani with raj kishore
Asrani With Raj Kishore In Sholay

Besides Sholay, Kishore was seen in films such as Padosan (1968), Deewar (1975), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971),  Patanga (1949), Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985), Aasmaan (1984), Bombay To Goa 1972) and Karan Arjun (1995) among others.

In Sholay, one can’t forget how he eyeballed the jailor (essayed by Asrani) as he steps in to inspect the prisoners.

May his soul rest in peace.


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