The world faced many losses in this corona phase. Many people were hit by personal losses. But we all faced some losses which were not personal but affected us a lot. The losses from the film industry. The fictional characters whom we loved to watch on the big screen; The musicians whose music healed us; The artists who acclaimed us with their beautiful art; are no more between us. Here are some amazing personalities from the entertainment business who left us behind.
Rishi Kapoor (1952-2020)
Rishi Kapoor debuted in the film industry when he was three years old as a child actor in his father’s film Shree 420. He even acted as a child artist in Mera Naam Joker. Being a Kapoor family kid, he was blessed with acting skills in his genes. He was an evergreen actor. Every generation alive knows him and is his fan. Some of his award-winning performances were from the film “Bobby”, “Do Dooni Char”, “Agnipath”, “Kapoor and sons”, etc. He left the world fighting leukemia, a type of cancer, for about 2 years.
Sushant Singh Rajput (1986-2020)
The man who taught us that suicide is not the last option in his film Chhichhore. The one who explained the real meaning of happiness even while battling cancer in the film Dil Bechara. One who showed us the power of struggle and hard work in the film M.S. Dhoni: The untold story. The man whose life itself is proof that talent can’t be suppressed by anyone.
Sushant Singh Rajput was a role model for everyone who wanted to act on the big screen. The talent was his only Godfather who bring him from T.V. to the big screen. India was shocked to hear the news of SSR’s demise. The more shocking thing was the cause of death, SUICIDE. His death consequently gave rise to many controversies like nepotism and drugs in the film industry. The cause of his suicide is still a mystery.
Saroj Khan (1948-2020)
Saroj Khan, the masterji of Bollywood, passed away due to cardiac arrest. She had been choreographing many dances in films for 3 decades. The veteran had choreographed dances for Sridevi and then for Madhuri. Every 80s and 90s girl, mimic dance steps taught by Saroj Khan. Her award-winning choreographies were on songs like Ek Do Teen, Hawa Hawai, Mere Hathon Main, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, and many more.
Wajid Khan (1972-2020)
Bollywood’s music composer sibling’s duo “Sajid-Wajid” is famous for its evergreen songs. But who knew that this pair will no more be a duo? The film industry lost its excellent music artist Wajid Khan in 2020. Wajid Khan, the younger of the two brothers, died due to cardiac arrest. It is found that he was corona positive and died while he was undergoing throat infection treatment. The most popular Sajid-Wajid music is from Salman Khan’s films. Even after his death, Sajid Khan continued solo music composing under the name Sajid-Wajid.
SP Balasubrahmanyam (1946-2020)
Balasubrahmanyam was famously known as a music director, playback singer, and film producer. His works are in different languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. He held the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs by a singer with over 40,000 songs. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri from the Government of India. Unfortunately, we lost a supremely talented personality due to Covid-19 complications.
Asif Basra (1967-2020)
Asif Basra was an Indian actor and worked in many Bollywood movies as a supporting role. His role in Black Friday and Parzania was highly acclaimed by the critics. One of his top-grossing films was Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. He performed brilliantly in Mahatma V/S Gandhi, where he played five characters. India lost another great talent who didn’t receive appreciation as much as he deserved. He was found hanging in his apartment. The cause of suicide is still being investigated. His last performances were in web series like Paatal Lok and Hostages.
Nishikant Kamat (1970-2020)
Nishikant Kamat was an Indian filmmaker and actor. Many artists take a lot of time to gain recognition. But his case was different. His debut Marathi film Dombivali Fast became the biggest Marathi film of the year. He never stopped after this success. His Bollywood debut film Mumbai Meri Jaan was praised by critics and received many awards along with the Filmfare. Some of his mind-blowing films include Force, Rocky Handsome, Drishyam, Madaari, and Bhavesh Joshi. Kamat passed away at the age of 50 fighting with cirrhosis.
Irrfan Khan (1967-2020)
The line from a heartful message video uploaded by Irrfan when he was unable to promote his movie Angrezi Medium. Irrfan was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi, British and American movies. Irrfan made his film debut with a small role in Salaam Bombay!, which was followed by years of struggle. Irrfan’s breakthrough was with his acting in the British movie The Warrior. There is an uncountable number of his works that were appreciated and liked by both critics and viewers.
Some of them include Slumdog Millionaire, Life in a Metro, Paan Singh Tomar, New York, Piku, Hindi medium, Angrezi Medium, Jurassic World, Life of Pi, etc. He earned a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. This unstoppable actor’s journey ended with his death during the treatment of colon infection. His mother died just four days before his death.
“When life gives you lemons, sometimes making lemonade is tough”