Legendary stunt and action choreographer and Ajay Devgn’s father, Veeru Devgan, passed away on May 27 in Mumbai
Veeru Devgan, a popular stunt and action choreographer of the Hindi film industry, and Ajay Devgn’s father, passed away on May 27, 2019. He was admitted at Surya Hospital, Santacruz, Mumbai. His funeral will be held today evening.
According to sources, the late action director was suffering from breathing problems after which he was immediately admitted to Surya Hospital, Santacruz. However, his condition got critical and resulted in cardiac arrest.
Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to offer condolences to Ajay Devgn and his family over Veeru Devgan’s demise.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 27, 2019
#RIP #VeeruDevgan ji. A legend of Hindi Cinema. Left his mark at a time when ‘pure action’, without vfx, was the order of the day.
Heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn & @KajolAtUN May his soul rest in peace. Prayers are with the family.
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 27, 2019
Just got the sad news of passing away of my old producer & father of dear friend #VeeruDevgan ji May his soul rest in peace.
— RAJ BANSAL (@rajbansal9) May 27, 2019
— Abbas Mustan (@theabbasmustan) May 27, 2019
I'm very sad to hear about Veeruji passing away.I had the pleasure & privilege of working with Veeruji.He was an amazing person to work with, extremely professional & one of the best in his field.
My heartfelt condolences to Ajay & everyone in the family.
Love and respect.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) May 27, 2019
Veeru Devgan had choreographed fight and action scenes in many iconic films. His filmography includes films like Inkaar (1977), Mr Natwarlal (1979), Kranti (1981), Himmatwala (1983), Shahenshah (1988), Tridev (1989), and many more.
Veeru Devgan, who hailed from Amritsar, ran away from home to try his luck in films. He initially wanted to become an actor but became a stuntman and later an action choreographer, the veteran stunt director had recalled in several interviews.
He, however, fulfilled his dream of making it big in Bollywood through son Ajay, considered one of the most successful and versatile actors of his generation. Veeru worked in more than 80 Bollywood films and did stunt work for major heroes such as Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra among others.
One of Veeru’s most famous action scenes is son Ajay Devgn’s first appearance on the silver screen — balancing on two bikes in his introduction in his 1991 debut film Phool Aur Kaante.