Feroz Khan loses battle against cancer

April 27th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by GD  

Feroz Khan the ultimate Bollywood style icon of yesteryears lost his battle against cancer. The flamboyant actor had been fighting cancer for almost a year and died at 0130 local time on Monday at the age of 69 in his farmhouse in Bangalore. He has acted, directed and produced a number of Bollywood ventures that have left a mark in the Indian Film industry.

Firoz Khan’s journey through stardom has been equally filmy. His father was a Pathan from Ghazni province and his mother was from Iran. He was born in Bangalore and after finishing his studies from the same place he moved to Mumbai to make his mark in Bollywood. Though he was equipped with charming looks he was unable to create too much of a stir among the audience. His first hit movie, “Ooche Log” was released in the year 1965 and since then there has been no looking back for him.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Firoz Khan was considered to be one of the leading Bollywood stars. He appeared in more than 50 movies and he is best known for his role in the hit film “Qurbani” of 1980. His other big career hit was “Dharmatma”, which was inspired from the cult film, “Godfather”. His other hits include Dayavan(1988), Jaanbaaz(1986) and Welcome”(2007). Firoz Khan has also won a huge number of awards for his contribution to the Hindi film industry. Some of the awards include, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aadmi Aur Insaan (1970), Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, “Pride of the industry” at the Max Stardust Awards 2009 and many more.

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