Anuradha, Gol Maal writer Sachin Bhowmick passes away

Sachin Bhowmick

Sachin Bhowmick, one of the most prolific writers of the Hindi film industry breathed his last Tuesday afternoon. The screenwriter who penned over 90 films spanning over 5 decades died of a cardiac arrest after prolonged illness.

Bhowmick started his writing career with Mohan Segal’s Nargis starrer Lajwanti in 1958. His most recent film was Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj in 2008. He has to his credit films like Anuradha (1961), Love in Tokyo (1966), An Evening in Paris (1967), Gol Maal (1979), Karz (1980). More recently, he had written films like Karan Arjun (1995), Dushman (1998), Taal (1999), Koi Mil Gaya (2003) and Krrish (2006). Anuradha, penned by Bhowmick based on his short story and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee won the National Film Award for Best Film.

The writer, 81, died at his Pali Hill residence and was cremated at the Shivaji Park crematorium.
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