Another sad news of the week. Veteran actor and director, Tariq Shah who worked in and on films like Bahaar Aane Tak, Mumbai Central, Ehsaas, Gumnaam Hai Koi, Janam Kundli, has passed away. The actor breathed his last on Saturday morning. He was just 58. The cause of his demise is said to be double pneumonia. There were also reports of him suffering from kidney problems and some said that he was on dialysis. Tariq Shah passed away in Mumbai. He was married to veteran actress Shoma Aanand. They have a daughter named Sarah. He was admitted to a private hospital in the city.
For the unversed, Tariq Shah was a multi-talented individual. He worked on television, radio and even did theatre work. The actor had moved to Mumbai 40 years ago with the dream of pursuing a career in the field of entertainment. Actor and filmmaker Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan who happened to be Tariq Shah's close confidant opened up on his dear friend. "Tariq was a polished actor, noble human being and a sincere friend. He was a very shy person," he said, reports GreaterKashmir.com. He recalled the generosity of Tariq Shah with an incident, saying, "After the movie Tariq took all of us to a dinner party. I met him last at his residence in Andheri Mumbai in 2019, when I went to invite him to our film festival at Srinagar. He had promised to attend the next edition."
One of the researchers Faizan Bhatt who knew Tariq Shah opened having a conversation with him a couple of days ago. "Just three days back he was active and we had a conversation. A fine human and gentleman. Tariq Shah was once praised by legendary Dilip Kumar in an interview with Shama. Dilip saeb had said that I have not seen an actor like him and was like a son to his sister." On his death, Bhatt said, "It was quite shocking that actor and director Tariq Shah is no more."
It is said that his last rites were held last evening in the city. May his soul rest in peace.
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