Harihar Jethalal Jariwala, popularly known as Sanjeev Kumar was an Indian film actor. He won several major awards including two National Film Awards for Best Actor for his performances in the movies Dastak and Koshish.
He acted in genres ranging from romantic dramas to thrillers. Kumar did not mind playing roles that were non-glamorous, such as characters well beyond his age.
He is well remembered for his versatility and genuine portrayal of his characters. His double role in the film Angoor was listed among the 25 best acting performances of Indian cinema by Forbes India on the occasion of celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema.
But after so much success in the film industry at such a young age, he cannot fight through the tragedy of life. Kumar was born with a congenital heart condition, and many members of his family had not lived past 50. After his first heart attack, he underwent a bypass in the US. However, on 6 November 1985, at the age of 47, he suffered a massive heart attack, which resulted in his death. His younger brother Nikul died before him, while his other brother Kishore died six months later.
However, more than ten movies starring Sanjeev Kumar was released after his death, with the last one, Professor Ki Padosan, released in 1993. At the time of his death, only about three-fourths of this movie was complete, and it was eventually decided to alter the storyline in the second half to explain the absence of Kumar’s character.
On Sanjeev Kumar’s death anniversary here’s a look at the movies which released after his death:
1989: Professor Ki Padosan
1989: Oonch Neech Beech
1988: Do Waqt Ki Roti
1986: Baat Ban Jaye
1986: Chhota Aadmi
1986: Haathon Ki Lakeeren
1986: Love and God
1986: Kaanch Ki Deewar
Sanjeev Kumar was an actor who had played many elderly roles, he died before he reached 50 years of age.