Veteran producer Kuljit Pal death: He passed away at the age of 90 due to a heart attack after a prolonged illness
Producer Kuljit Pal had reportedly given Rekha her first break, but the film was shelved (Photos: Twitter)
Veteran producer Kuljit Pal breathed his last on June 24 in Mumbai. He passed away at the age of 90 due to a heart attack after a prolonged illness. He was bedridden for a long time.
According to reports, he will be cremated on Sunday at 12 noon at the Santacruz crematorium in the city. A prayer meeting will be held on June 29 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Arya Samaj, Santacruz West.
Pal's manager Sanjay Bajpai told ETimes," Kuljitji suffered a heart attack. Also, he had not been keeping well for quite some time."
Kuljit Pal had produced films like Arth, Aaj, Parmatma, Vaasna, Do Shikari and Ashiana. He had a very good sense of humour. Several years ago, Kuljit Pal had locked horns with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt for giving his consent to a Pakistani producer for the remake rights of the classic film, Arth. In a public notice, Pal had accused Bhatt of wrong-doing.
He was the first producer who gave actress Rekha her break in the Hindi film industry, but the film was shelved.
A Twitter search of his name throws up an old photo of Pal with the actress.
Rekha celebrating her birthday on sets of Do Shikari (1979) with producer/director Kuljit Pal. pic.twitter.com/Q18VQk9QpG— Subhash Shirdhonkar (@4331Subhash) May 17, 2021