Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh's body will be buried today at around 7 PM in the evening in Mumbai. The actor died Friday night in Dubai, following a severe heart attack.
Satish Shah, a very close friend of Farooq Sheikh has confirmed that the actor's body will reach Mumbai today after which the last rites will be performed. Satish Shah said, "His body will reach Mumbai airport at around 4 pm tomorrow (Monday), and the burial will take place around 7 in the evening."
Farooq Sheikh, who's brilliant performance in movies like Umrao Jaan, Chashme Buddoor and Saath Saath is still remembered, is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Born on March 25th 1948, Farooq Sheikh was known for picking roles that were 'out of the box'. He began his career in Bollywood in 1973 with Garm Hava. His last two films include Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in which he played the role of Ranbir Kapoor's father. He won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore.
The actor was also seen in Club 60. Farooq Sheikh was part of many serials and shows on television and also performed on stage in famous productions such as Tumhari Amrita (1992), alongside Shabana Azmi, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, and presented the TV show, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Season 1).