Bollywood’s brilliant actor Mac Mohan popularly known as Sambha of Sholay passed away on Monday evening at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. He was battling with the dreaded disease cancer for a long time. Mac Mohan was a well known Indian character actor in Hindi language films.
One of the evergreen dialogues that has made and shaped Bollywood to be ‘Arre O Samba…Kitne aadmi the’… from the evergreen cult film Sholay. The irony of life is that while this dialogue happens to be immortal, the mortal ‘Samba’ in question, passed away on Monday, as he lost his battle to the dreaded cancer.
His last film was Bombay To Goa: Laughter Unlimited, however, he also did a cameo after that in Luck By Chance. Very few people know the fact that, besides being one of the finest actors, Mac Mohan also happens to be the maternal uncle of Raveena Tandon.
While Samba was his screen-name in Sholay, his original name was Mac Mohan and he remained famous for his most stylish beard even then. Having started his ‘Bollywood ka safar’ with the film Haqeeqat in the year 1964, Mac Mohan acted in over 190 films over a period of a whopping 46 years. Some of the most prominent films in which he acted include Don, Sholay, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Rafoo Chakkar, Shaan… to name a few.