After Shammi Kapoor, his art director is no more

Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winner Shanti Das also passed away on August 14

As Bollywood mourned for Shammi Kapoor on August 14, not many knew that an art director who was first noticed in the actor’s film, Junglee, too passed way. Shanti Das, a Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner, was one of the most preferred art directors in the ’60s and ’70s. Apart from Shammi Kapoor’s films, in his 40-year career he also worked with directors like Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Subodh Mukherjee to name a few. The Filmfare awardee’s other notable films include Talaash, Hum Kisi Se Kum Naheen and Phool Aur Patthar. Also reported was the passing away of Shammi Kapoor’s makeup man, Ram Tipnis, who was 90 years old.