Veteran Action Director, Veeru Devgan Dies on Monday
The famous veteran action director of the Bollywood industry and Ajay Devgn’s father, Veeru Devgan went to his eternal abode on Monday, May 27,2019 at the age of 85. The whole industry is mournful towards his demise. A report from Mid-day says that he was admitted in Surya Hospital, Santacruz, Mumbai due to some age-related health issues. However, the problem might be too much for him to handle and at last he gave up and took his last breath in the afternoon. The funeral is scheduled to be held at Vile Parle crematorium on Monday evening at 6pm.
Veeru had worked on almost 80 Bollywood movies some of which are ‘Hindustan ki Kasam’, ‘Ishq’ and ‘Vishwatama’. His son and the famous Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn has an obvious sadness for his father’s demise. Sharing how his father was his real life ‘Singham’, he said, “The Singham in my life can only be my father. Because he is a man who came to Bombay at that point in time with `4 in his pocket, wanting to become something, struggled, washed and lived in taxis so he could live here, did not eat food for eight days at times, worked so hard, became a street fighter from there till Mr Ravi Khanna saw him one day asking him whether he would become a fight director. From there, his growth from nowhere to become India’s topmost action director is remarkable.”
He further added, “I have seen him getting so much respect that some of the biggest actors would touch his feet, wanting to work with him. By the time I was born, he had enough money. As a kid and being an action director’s son, I still had the same lifestyle I have today, including owning a Mercedes. He has 50 stitches in his head and has broken every bone in his body. So no one else can be my Singham.”
Various other famous Bollywood personalities also expressed their grief towards the sad news. Vicky Kaushal’s father and the famous stunt director, Sham Kaushal took to his Twitter and wrote, “RIP Veeru Devgan ji. Just came to know about this sad news. As an Action Director always ahead of his time and as human being par excellence. I became a stuntman with his blessings on 8th August, 1980 as he signed my application to become a stuntman and made me part of his team.” There were a lot of other tweets from various people paying condolence including film producer, Ashoke Pandit and filmmaker, Kunal Kohli.
RIP Veeru Devgan ji. 🙏🏻🙏🏻Just came to know about this sad news. As an Action Director always ahead of his times & as human being par excellence. I became a stuntman with his blessings on 8th August, 1980 as he signed my application to become a stuntman & made me part of his team.
— Sham kaushal (@ShamKaushal) May 27, 2019
May Veeru Sir’s soul rest in peace!