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Bollywood bids a teary goodbye to late filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar

Updated on: 25 March,2023 07:56 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Sarkar’s last rites were held at Santacruz Hindu Crematorium at 4 pm. His films’ leading ladies Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Konkonasen Sharma, Deepika Padukone, and Dia Mirza among others were seen at the funeral

Bollywood bids a teary goodbye to late filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar

Dia Mirza, Rani Mukerji, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapur and Rhea Chakraborty. Pics/Satej Shinde, Yogen Shah


Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, 67, passed away at a hospital on Friday. The director was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) following a fever. “He passed away between 3.10 am and 3.30 am at Lilavati hospital,” his wife Panchali informed. The filmmaker had viral fever on March 22 and was rushed to the hospital. 


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“By the time we reached the hospital, his vitals started dropping. He was put on a ventilator in the ICU and was diagnosed with pneumonia. His blood pressure was fluctuating. Since COVID-19 hit him in July 2022, he was quite weak,” Panchali added. Sarkar’s last rites were held at Santacruz Hindu Crematorium at 4 pm. His films’ leading ladies Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Konkonasen Sharma, Deepika Padukone, and Dia Mirza among others were seen at the funeral.


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