New Delhi: Actor Farooq Sheikh passed away in Dubai this morning.
Sources said the 64-year-old actor died of heart attack.
Mr Sheikh was best known for his roles in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Sai Paranjpe’s Chashme Baddoor and Sagar Sarhadi’s Bazaar.
He won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s Lahore.
The actor was last seen in Club 60, released earlier this month.
“He was one of the finest actors we had,” an emotional Deepti Naval, who worked with Farooq Sheikh in some of his most successful films, told NDTV.
Writer and activist Javed Akhtar remembered him as an avid reader “who used to recommend books every time we met.”
“#RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned,” filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted.Bazaar Chashme Buddoor Farooq Sheikh News Shatranj Ke Khilari