Veteran Bollywood writer-filmmaker O P Dutta passed away last night following a bout of pneumonia at the Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri. O P Dutta, who had worked on films like Refugee, Border and Umrao Jaan, breathed his last around 2 am last night.
Mr. Dutta, who was ill from many day, was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Oshiwara, a western Mumbai suburb, yesterday evening where he breathe his last.
The filmmaker began his career in 1948 as a director of Pyaar Ki Jeet followed by Hamari Manzil (1949), Surajmukhi (1950), Ek Nazar (1951), Parbat (1952), Malkin (1953), Lagan (1955), Hulare (1957), Aangan (1959). Later on, Mr. Dutta turned writer for his son J P Dutta with films like Ghulami (1985), Yateem (1988), Hathyar (1989), Kshatriya (1993), Border (1997), Refugee (2000), LOC Kargil (2003) & his last film as a writer was Umrao Jaan (2006).
Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who worked with him for Umrao Jaan, expressed grief over his demise.
“As soon as I get off the stage, I receive the terrible news of the passing of Mr O P Dutta. Father to J P Dutta. The director who launched me.. O P ji was J P saab’s writer and dialogue writer. He penned my very first words that I ever said on screen. Such a loving man,” Abhishek wrote on Twitter.
Mr. O P Dutta cremation scheduled today at Shivaji Park.
Indiascanner sends out heartfelt condolences to the filmmaker’s family and friends.
May Mr. Dutta Soul Rest in Peace….