May Their Soul Rest In Peace- 2013

What comes has to go is the law of nature and in Bollywood as they say come what may the show must go on. As 2013 comes to an end we look back at the year where Bollywood lost some of its well-known people. Some had lived their age and some left young because death defies all age barriers. Here’s a look at a few who left us for heavenly abode…

  1. Pran Kishan Sikand (1920-2013)

Claim to fame- An acting legend who played a gamut of hero, character and villain roles spanning over 7 decades

  1. Manna Dey (1919-2013)

Claim to fame- A doyen playback singer with over 60 years of singing for various films in different languages

  1. Jiah Khan (1988-2013)

Claim to fame- An upcoming actress who left a mark in films like Houseful, Ghajini & Nishabd.

  1. Jagdish Raj (1928-2013)

Claim to fame- A record holder who played a cop in as many as 144 Bollywood films and other character roles

  1. Sudhakar Bokade (1956-2013)

Claim to fame- A prominent producer of the 90’s who produced- Saajan (1991), Izzatdaar (1990) and Sapne Saajan Ke (1992), etc.

  1. Rituparno Ghosh (1962-2013)

Claim to fame- A well-established director who directed films like- Choker Bali, The Last Lear, Raincoat, Sunglasses, etc. Also known to be the only director to have directed Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai in different films.

  1. Shamshad Begum (1919-2013)

Claim to fame- The last of the golden voices from the 50’s and 60’s who had innumerable hits like- Kabhi aar kabhi paar, Leke pehla-pehla pyaar, Kajra mohabbatwala, Saiyaan dil mein aana re, etc

  1. Jagdish Mali (1954-2013)

Claim to fame- An ace photographer who captured many Bollywood film personalities over the years thru his lenses

  1. Sophiya Haque (1971-2013)

Claim to fame- A famous VJ and actress who appeared in tiny roles in Khoobsurat (1999), Snip! (2000), Alaipayuthey (2000), Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000), Indian (2001), etc