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Veteran filmmaker Shakti Samanta passes away
April 10, 2009 6:16:45 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Veteran film maker Shakti Samanta passed away at his residence in Mumbai on Thursday evening following a two months long illness. He is survived by his wife, two sons Aushim Samanta, Sameer and his Grand children.
His Choutha (Shaanti Sabha) will be held on Monday 13th April 2009.
Shakti Samanta has given some of Bollywood's classic hits like ARADHANA, AMAR PREM, KATI PATANG, AMANUSH, BARSAAT KI EK RAAT, THE GREAT GAMBLER, HOWRAH BRIDGE, CHINATOWN and KASHMIR KI KALI with the best out of stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Sharmila Tagore.
Shakti Samanta always believed music to be an integral part of Hindi cinema. He is gone but his music will live with us forever. It is the end of an era.
Our deep condolences with his family. May God rest his soul in peace.