Actor Javed Khan Amrohi passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Mumbai. He was best known for his roles in hit movies like Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and Lagaan (2001). Lung failure caused his death. Javed was receiving treatment in Mumbai after spending a year in bed. He continued, “He died at the hospital around 1 pm as both of his lungs failed.
The actor Akhilendra Mishra’s Facebook page also shared the sad news of Javed’s passing. The two frequently collaborated on projects. “Humble homage to Javed Khan sir: Vinamra shraddhanjali, behtareen abhineta, varishta rangkarmi IPTA ke sakriya sadasya. Best actor, senior artist, and current IPTA member).”
At 7.30 p.m., Javed’s final rites will be conducted at the Oshiwara Kabristan. His daughter and son are the only survivors of Javed, who was in his 70s.
Amrohi began his career in theatre after receiving his degree from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), and he has since appeared in over 150 movies and nearly a dozen TV series in smaller but important roles.
In the television programme Nukkad from the 1980s, Javed played the barber Karim. Javed portrayed Anand Akela in the comedy Andaz Apna Apna. Anand was one of the suitors for Raveena (Raveena Tandon), but eventually decided to help Aamir Khan instead. He portrayed a cricket commentator in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan and a member of the Indian Women’s Hockey team’s support staff in Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De India (2007).
Danish Husain, an actor, expressed his sorrow over Javed’s passing on Twitter, writing, “Gutted to hear about #JavedKhanAmrohi Bhai’s demise. This season seems to be one of goodbyes. Condolences to his family, friends, coworkers, and so on and so forth at @iptamumbai #Nukkadd #Lagaan.
Along with these films, Javed also contributed to Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Laadla, and Ishq. He appeared in both the 1991 original and the 2020 sequel to Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak. He also contributed to the critically acclaimed TV show Mirza Ghalib from 1988.