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Anil Kapoor's father Surinder dies of cardiac arrest

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Anil Kapoor's father Surinder Kapoor, who had produced several hit Bollywood movies, breathed his last in Mumbai on Saturday evening. According to reports, the 87-year-old producer died at his residence in Lokhandwala following a massive cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife, three sons, producer Boney Kapoor, actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor and daughter Reena Marwah.

Surinder Kapoor started his film career as a secretary to late actor Shammi Kapoor's wife and actress Geeta Bali. Later, he produced super-hit Hindi movies like Mr India, Judaai, Loafer, Pukar, No Entry and few others. He had also worked as an assistant director for epic film Mughal-e-Azam.

Surinder Kapoor had worked as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India from 1995 to 2001. Dada Saheb Phalke Academy has honoured the veteran producer with the LV Prasad Phalke Award in 2009. Surinder's death is great loss to the Bollywood, which has lost several veteran's like Shammi Kapoor, Gautam Rajadhyaksha, Samir Chanda and Jag Mundhra in recent months.

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