Rest in peace Prakash Mehra, Funeral Pictures

Prakash Mehra, director and producer of classic Hindi movies of the 70s and 80s like Zanjeer, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Laawaris, Namak Halal, Hera Pheri and many more passed away due to multiple organ failures here in Mumbai on May 17th 2009. The legendary filmmaker was 69.

Mehra played a major part in shaping Amitabh Bachchan’s career and was partly rsponsible for the immense fan-following the actor commanded. In an interview to a leading newspaper in 2006, on being asked about the relationship he shares with the big Bachchan right now, Mehra said “Why should he keep in touch with me? Is he crazy? Uske paas itna time kahan? If I was in his place, I would have done the same thing. Amitabh topped in movie after movie with me, but today, its a forgotten chapter for him”

Both Amitabh and Abhishek though were present during the funeral and paid their last respects. Abhishek’s favorite Amitabh Bachchan film is Zajeer directed by Prakash Mehra.

Rest In peace Mr Mehra.

Some pictures before the funeral – Amitabh, Abhishek, Yash Chopra and others were present.

Yash Chopra Ramesh Sippy Harry Baweja Madhur Bhandarkar Bappi Lahiri

Abhishek Bachchan - Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan - Yash Chopra Amitabh Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan


1 Comment

  • i can’t believe it. two legends die one after another within such a short space of time, in the same year !
    first it was feroz khan, and now prakash mehra. this is crazy. really.
    whats going on ?? i dont mean to sound strange, but thier is something evil at work here.
    feroz khan and prakash mehra were legends in bollywood and thier films actually took bollywood to the heights being enjoyed today. together they must have given more hits than any other bollywood director.

    r.i.p. prakash mehra. hope you go to a better place.

    thanks for the classic ‘muqaddar ka sikander’. one of my all time favourite films.

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