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Director Of India's First International Film Dies Of Illness

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Bollywood's director Krishna Shah passed away in Los Angeles on October 13. He was 75-years-old when he bid good bye to this world. Although many may not be too familiar with his name, his 1978 movie Shalimar may ring a bell.

Krishna Shah had directed Shalimar which starred Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman starrer. This movie is also known to be India's first international film. Krishna Shah was UCLA and Yale graduate. Shah who, was born in India, is the first Asian-American writer/director/producer who has won critical acclaim on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Shalimar Director Passes Away

Shah died from a prolonged illness. He had been keeping ill after suffering a stroke in 2012. we hear that he was even planning a biopic on the late Indira Gandhi.

He was involved in the making of movies such as The Prince Of Light, River Niger, Island In Harlem, April Morning. Apart from movies, Shah even wrote and directed several television shows including The Man From UNCLE, Love American Style, The Flying Nun, and The Six Million Dollar Man. In the last few years, Shah had been involved with films about India.

We pray that his soul rests in peace and we send across our condolences to his family members.

Topics: krishna shah, shalimar

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