Noted Bollywood producer-director Ashutosh Gowariker arrives at late actor-filmmaker Lekh Tandon's prayer meet in Powai, Mumbai. Pics/Yogen Shah
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit was also in attendance at Lekh Tandon's prayer meet in Powai, Mumbai
Ashutosh Gowariker and Ashoke Pandit in conversation with one of the attendees at Lekh Tandon's prayer meet in Powai, Mumbai
Lekh Tandon passed away at his residence in Powai on Sunday in presence of his family. Pictured: Ashoke Pandit in conversation with other attendees at Tandon's prayer meet
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted the following after Lekh Tandon's passing, "Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest tv and film directors Lekh Tandon ji. Your work is immoral. Will miss U. #RIP"
Ashoke Pandit has also revealed that Lekh Tandon was bed-ridden for the last five to six months and was fed through a pipe
Ashutosh Gowariker who directed Lekh Tandon in 'Swades' (2004) termed it a privilege to have worked with the late filmmaker. Tandon was also seen as an actor in 'Rang De Basanti' (2006), 'Chennai Express' (2013) and 'Chaarfutiya Chhokare' (2014)
Lekh Tandon's iconic directorial 'Amrapali' (1966) which starred Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt, was India's submission to the 39th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film
Lekh Tandon is credited with discovering Shah Rukh Khan. He cast him in his TV serial 'Dil Dariya'
Lekh Tandon started as an assistant director in the 1950s and in the early 1960s branched out as director with 'Professor' (1962), which starred Shammi Kapoor
The legendary Prithviraj Kapoor was Lekh Tandon's classmate in school. Tandon's brother is Urdu playwright Yograj Tandon