Veteran actor Deven Verma, known for his comical roles passed away on Tuesday following a heart attack and kidney failure.
Deven was best known for his roles in comedies directed by Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. He was last seen on the big screen in CALCUTTA MAIL which released in 2003. He had also won Filmfare awards for the Best Comedian for films like CHORI MERA KAAM, CHOR KE GHAR CHOR and ANGOOR.
The Bollywood celebs got onto a microblogging site to extend their condolences. Here is what they wrote:
Riteish Deshmukh: Deven Verma - incredible actor, comic excellence second to none. Thank you for making my childhood so memorable. Will miss you sir- RIP
Anushka Sharma: RIP Deven Verma... How much I love his scene in Andaz Apna Apna 'main betiyon ko chudiyaan pehnaoonga .. Aap ma ko .. '
Manoj Bajpayee: Sad to hear that the great deven verma ji passed away.my heartfelt condolences to his family.his performances were such an in pirating. RIP
Tusshar Kapoor: RIP Deven Varma Ji, I grew up on your performances!
Milap Zaveri: RIP Deven Varma. What a fine actor with the most understated comic timing ever! The heavens will be entertained forever now.
Alok Nath: Rest in eternal peace Mr. Deven Verma, will always cherish the pleasurable moments spent with you, your subtle humour enthralled us all.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear Deven Varma-ji has passed away. A breakthrough humorist & baadshah of subtle comic timing, he made comedy look classy. RIP, Sir.
Ajay Devgn: Grew up watching his films, learnt from his comic timing, did films together that bring a smile. RIP Deven ji.
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