- Vishal Anand died on Sunday
- His nephew, actor Purab Kohli, shared the information on Monday
- The actor appeared in a number of Hindi movies within the 1970s
Veteran actor Vishal Anand, greatest recognized for that includes within the 1976 hit movie Chalte Chalte, handed away on Sunday following a chronic sickness, his household stated in a press release on Monday. He was 82. The actor, whose actual identify was Bhisham Kohli, appeared in a number of Hindi movies within the 1970s, together with Hindustan Ki Kasam and Taxi Driver. It was, nonetheless, Chalte Chalte, additionally starring Simi Garewal, that earned Anand acclaim and fame. In a press release shared by Vishal Anand’s nephew, actor Purab Kohli, the household stated the veteran star handed away Sunday midday. “He was not keeping in good health since the last couple of months. We would like people to remember him from the 1976 super-hit song and movie Chalte Chalte. Our prayers are with him, may he rest in peace. We kindly request members of the press and media to respect the family”s privacy during this sad time,” the household stated within the assertion.
Vishal Anand had additionally produced Chalte Chalte and he’s credited for giving veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri his huge break with the Sunder Dar directorial.
The songs from the thriller, together with Kishore Kumar’s Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rakhna and Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, sung by Shailendra and Lata Mangeshkar, went on to change into chartbusters.
Vishal Anand additionally featured in Dil Se Mile Dil (1978) and directed the Mithun Chakraborty-starrer Kismet in 1980.
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