Imtiaz Khan, known for Yaadon Ki Baarat, passes away at the age of 78; Javed Jaffrey tweets condolences

Imtiaz Khan was the brother of the late legendary actor Amjad Khan, best known for playing Gabbar in Ramesh Sippy's iconic 1975 dacoit drama Sholay.

FP Staff March 17, 2020 13:15:37 IST
Imtiaz Khan, known for Yaadon Ki Baarat, passes away at the age of 78; Javed Jaffrey tweets condolences

Veteran actor Imtiaz Khan, best known for his role in the popular musical drama Yaadon Ki Baaraat, passes away at the age of 78.

The actor was married to television actress Krutika Desai Khan, and the duo had an adopted daughter named Ayesha Khan. He was also the brother of yesteryear actor, late Amjad Khan, most popular for playing Gabbar in Ramesh Sippy's iconic 1975 dacoit drama Sholay.

Born as Zecharian Khan, the actor changed his name to Imtiaz Khan before entering Bollywood, and making it as a star, writes Mid-Day. Imtiaz's other notable credits include Hulchul, Pyaara Dost, Procession of Memories, Noor Jahan Dharmatma, and Dayavan.

According to Pinkvilla, Imtiaz has also directed Gujarati shows and TV serials like Ankahi, Mano Ya Na Mano, and Star Plus' Deewarien. According to the report, he also going to helm a few film projects in the '80s, which were later shelved.

Noted bollywood actors Javed Jaffrey and Anju Mahendroo took to social media in order to offer condolences on Imtiaz's passing.

Check out the tributes


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Once upon a time!!! Rest in eternal peace my friend@Imtiaz Khan🙏

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