Ajay Devgn’s father Veeru Devgan breathes his last; B-town offers condolences
Actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn’s father Veeru Devgan breathed his last today in a suburban hospital in Mumbai. Veeru Devgan was one of the highly renowned stunt directors and action choreographers who has worked in more than 80 films. Devgan senior had even ventured into direction with the film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ that starred his son Ajay and Amitabh Bachchan.
Though the exact cause of his death is still undisclosed, apparently the veteran stunt director was not keeping well since the last few years. As soon as the film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news of Veeru’s death, B-town stars and celebs stormed social media with their condolence messages.
Aamir Khan offered his heartfelt condolences to the Devgn family
I'm very sad to hear about Veeruji passing away.I had the pleasure & privilege of working with Veeruji.He was an amazing person to work with, extremely professional & one of the best in his field.
My heartfelt condolences to Ajay & everyone in the family.
Love and respect.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) May 27, 2019
Mahesh Bhatt shared a major throwback picture of Ajay with his father
#VeeruDevgan & I began our career together in the 70’s. “Make Ajay a great actor.” I remember him telling me after Ajay’s debut film became a big hit. Ajay & me finally worked together in Zakhm which won him his 1st (best actor ) national award. 🙏Adieu Partner @ajaydevgn pic.twitter.com/vWwGjEM70C
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) May 27, 2019
Varun Dhawan shared the following post
#RipVeeruDevgan heartfelt condolences to the devgan family
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 27, 2019
‘Rang De Basanti’ actor Siddharth took to Twitter and wrote, “Prayers and respect to Veeru Devgan sir, a stellar stunt choreographer”
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 27, 2019
‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ actress Nushrat wrote, “Saddened to know about the passing away of Veeru Devgan ji. May his soul rest in Peace”
Saddened to know about the passing away of Veeru Devgan Ji. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to you @ajaydevgn sir & the entire family.
— Nushrat Bharucha (@NushratBharucha) May 27, 2019
Anupam Kher expressed his grief by posting, “A kind man with a great sense of humour. Om Shanti”
Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of #VeeruDevgan ji. Worked with him in so many movies. He was a great action director. To him him the safety of actors and his fighters team was of utmost importance. A kind man with a great sense of humour. Om Shanti.🙏 @ajaydevgn
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 27, 2019
— Abbas Mustan (@theabbasmustan) May 27, 2019
Sad to know that veteran action director #VeeruDevgan ji is no more. He ws a genius in choreographing fights on the big screen, when there were no facilities available. My heart felt condolences to @ajaydevgn & the entire family. 🙏
Funeral at Vile Parle (W) at 6 pm today.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 27, 2019
Sincere condolences to the Devgan family on the passing away of the legendary Shri Veeru Devganji. Such a gentleman and the best in the business in his time. May God give him peace and the family strength to cope with this loss. 🙏🏼💔 @ajaydevgn @KajolAtUN
— Aftab Shivdasani (@AftabShivdasani) May 27, 2019
@ajaydevgn Heartfelt condolences to you and the family. He was a kind, gentle and generous man. RIP. 🙏🏾
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) May 27, 2019
#RIP #VeeruDevgan ji. A legend of Hindi Cinema. Left his mark at a time when ‘pure action’, without vfx, was the order of the day.
Heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn & @KajolAtUN May his soul rest in peace. Prayers are with the family.
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 27, 2019
The funeral of Veeru Devgan will be held in Vile Parle at around 6 pm today.