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National Award-winning film editor Waman Bhonsle passes away aged 87

National Award-winning film editor Waman Bhonsle passes away aged 87
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National Award-winning film editor Waman Bhonsle passes away aged 87

National-award profitable editor Waman Bhonsle handed away on Monday morning at his residence right here attributable to age-related points, a member of the family mentioned. He was 87.

Bhonsle, who gained the most effective modifying award on the twenty fifth National Film award for Inkaar, died at 4.25 am at his Goregoan residence, his nephew Dinesh Bhonsle mentioned.

“Final 12 months, due to the lockdown, his routine life and motion have been restricted. He began dropping reminiscence and urge for food,” Dinesh advised Press Belief of India.

Born in Pomburpa village in Goa, Bhonsle got here to Mumbai in 1952 seeking a job and later began coaching underneath his household pal, Pakeezah fame editor D N Pai, on the Bombay Talkies.

He then labored as an assistant editor at Filmistan and Well-known Studio for greater than a decade and finally made his begin as an impartial editor for Raj Khosla’s film Do Raaste in 1967.

In his four-decade-long profession, he labored with a number of famous filmmakers together with Subhash Ghai, Shekar Kapur, Mahesh Bhatt, Gulzaar, Raj Sippy, Anil Ganguly, Sunil Dutt, others.

He was the person on the modifying desk for extra 230 movies together with Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Do Raaste, Inkaar, Dostana, Agneepath, Parichay, Hero, Kalicharan, Karz, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar, Ghulam, amongst others.

“It was the primary nationwide award within the technical class, he was immensely completely happy,” recollects Dinesh.

Amol Palekar-directed Kairee was Bhonsle’s final film as an editor.

He took retirement from modifying in early 2000.

Bhonsle’s final rites have been carried out at a crematorium in Goregaon within the afternoon. The film editor is survived by his spouse, one son and three daughters.

A number of colleagues and his business friends took to social media to supply their condolences.

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai fondly remembered Bhonsle as a “genius” and a “nice trainer”.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar mentioned he feels lucky to have labored with Bhonsle within the preliminary days of his profession.

Famous writer-lyricist Varun Grover shared the information of Bhonsle’s demise alongside a hyperlink of a uncommon video interview of the legend.

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