Bollywood's Feroz Khan dies of cancer

'Qurbani' star was 69

MUMBAI -- Veteran Bollywood actor and filmmaker Feroz Khan, who was known as one of the most colorful personalities of the Indian cinema, died Sunday of cancer. He was 69.

"He was undergoing treatment at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai, but expressed his desire to visit his farmhouse in Bangalore. Accordingly, he was brought here, where he passed away last night at around 1 a.m.," Khan's aide and manager Raaj Kumar Tiwari said.

"He was surrounded by his entire family, including brothers Sanjay and Akbar Khan," Tiwari said.

Khan, who had acted in hit films like "Qurbani" and "Jaanbaaz" in the 1980s, is survived by his actor son Fardeen Khan, daughter Laila and estranged wife Sundari.

Khan last appeared on screen in the 2007 hit "Welcome."

He had been diagnosed with cancer last year.

"A lot of people from the fraternity will be flying down for the funeral this afternoon, including Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Gupta and others," he said.

Khan received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.
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