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Veteran screenplay writer Jalees Sherwani dies at 70

PTI | Updated on: 02 Aug 2018, 05:16:41 PM
Jalees Sherwani (Photo: Twitter)

Mumbai:

Jalees Sherwani, who had penned lyrics for several Salman Khan films like "Dabangg", "Wanted" and "Tere Naam", passed away on Wednesday afternoon. He was 70. 

Sherwani died to due to prolonged illness and breathed his last on route to the hospital after his health deteriorated, family sources said. 

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At his cremation on Wednesday, which happened at Oshiwara, several of his colleagues from the industry were present, including actor Raza Murad, music composer duo Sajid-Wajid, writer Dilip Shukla, Faiz Anwar and Wasim Siddique, among others. 

Apart from writing dialogues for "Sangam" and "Loafer", Sherwani also penned lyrics for films like "Partner", "Hello", "Garv" and "Hello Brother".

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First Published : 02 Aug 2018, 05:03:41 PM

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