These 11 stars of the film world said goodbye to the world within just 6 months
Rashid Naaz – Maulana Mohammad Rehman of the film BABY
In the year 2022, the first bad news came from the film world when actor Rashid Naaz, who played Maulana Mohammad Rehman in Akshay Kumar’s film Baby, died on 17 January. Born in Peshawar, Pakistan, Rashid Naaz started his acting career with a TV show. Rashid Naaz made a lot of headlines by playing the role of terrorist gangster Maulana Mohammad Rehman in the film Baby.
The film industry got a second major setback this year when actor, comedian and poet Arun Verma passed away on January 20. Arun Verma, who has worked in more than 80 Bollywood films, started his acting career in the year 1987 with actor Sunny Deol’s film Dakat. Apart from this, he also acted in big films like Khalnayak, Prem Granth, Chalte-Chalte, Khaki, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Jolly LLB, Kick, Fukrey and Heropanti.
On February 2 this year, veteran actor Ramesh Dev said goodbye to the world. Ramesh Dev acted in more than 475 Hindi and Marathi films in his 6 decade long Bollywood career. His memorable films included Dus Lakh, Anand, Mere Apne, Hustle, Kasautii, Khuddar, Laila and Jolly LLB. Ramesh Dev, 93, died due to cardiac arrest.
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, popularly known as Swara Kokila in the film industry, left us on 6 February this year. In her career spanning more than 7 decades, Lata Mangeshkar recorded more than 50 thousand songs in about 36 languages. Not only Bollywood, but the entire country was in shock due to the death of Lata Mangeshkar.
Praveen Kumar Sobti
A day after the death of Lata Mangeshkar, the film industry suffered a second setback when actor Praveen Kumar Sobti, who played Bhima in Mahabharata, died on 7 February. A well-known athlete of his time, Praveen Kumar had also represented India in many international competitions. Praveen Kumar won four medals including two golds in the Asian Games.
Playback singer and music director Bappi Lahiri, who ruled crores of hearts with his music and melodious voice, died on 15 February this year in a private hospital in Mumbai. Bappi Lahiri was ailing for a long time. His death was condoled by film personalities including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
In the year 2022, a sad news came when rapper and actor MC Demolition died on 21 March in Mumbai at the age of just 24. The real name of MC Torod was Dharmesh Pawar. MC Tod Phod was a part of Zoya Akhtar’s directorial Gully Boy, in which actor Ranveer Singh played the lead role.
Well-known actor of Bengali films Abhishek Chatterjee said goodbye to this world on 24 March this year. According to his family sources, 57-year-old Abhishek Chatterjee was ill for a long time. Although he had recovered in the middle and went out to shoot a TV show, but his health suddenly deteriorated there.
Veteran actress Manju Singh, who made her mark through several TV shows in the 80s, died on 14 April this year due to cardiac arrest. Manju Singh, fondly called ‘Didi’ among her fans, also anchored the children’s show ‘Khel Toys’ on Doordarshan for seven consecutive years. Although Manju Singh got the most recognition from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film Golmaal. In this film, she played the role of Ratna, sister of actor Amol Palekar.
Salim Ghosh, a well-known actor from the world of films, television and theater, said goodbye to this world on 28 April 2022. Chennai-born Salim Ghosh started his film career in 1976 with Shyam Benegal’s film Manthan. Apart from this, he also acted in big films like Kalyug, Chakra, Mohan Joshi Hajir Ho, Surya, Drohi, Maharaja, Soldier and Koyla.
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On May 29, a very bad news came when the famous singer of Punjab, Sidhu Musewala was murdered. This news stirred not only the film industry but also the political circles. The Punjab government had downgraded the security of Sidhu Musewala the day before and was shot dead the very next day. In this case, the Punjab government has announced the formation of a judicial commission.