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Veeru Devgan

Veeru Devgan

Stunt and action choreographer
Veeru Devgan
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Quick Facts

Intro Stunt and action choreographer
Was Film director Stunt coordinator Actor Dancer Choreographer
From India
Type Dancing Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1934, Amritsar, India
Death 27 May 2019, Mumbai, India (aged 85 years)
Family
Children: Ajay DevganAnil Devgan
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Biography

Veeru Devgan (1934 – 27 May 2019) was an Indian stuntman, action choreographer and film director in Bollywood.

Personal life

Born into the Devgan family in Amritsar, he was married to Veena, and had four children with her, including actor Ajay Devgan and director Anil Devgan.

Veeru Devgan, who rarely made public appearances, was last seen at the special screening of Total Dhamaal in February 2019.

Career

He began his career in 1974 with the film Roti Kapda Aur Makaan. He choreographed fight and action scenes for over 80 Hindi films including Mr. Natwarlal, Ek Khiladi Bawan Pattey, Phool Aur Kaante, Jigar, Dil Kya Kare etc. He also acted in the 1981 film Kranti in a small role.

Veeru Devgan even ventured into direction with 1999 film Hindustan Ki Kasam which starred his son Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen.

Death

Veeru Devgan died in the morning of 27 May 2019 in Mumbai, aged 85. Veeru Devgan had not been well for a while and old age and poor health made his health condition worse. He was suffering from breathing problems after which he was immediately admitted to the Surya Hospital, Santa Cruz. However, his condition got critical and resulted in cardiac arrest.

Releasing an official statement, the family said, 'With profound grief and sorrow, we regret to inform that Veeru Devgan, father of Ajay Devgan died. Funeral was held at Vile Parle West Crematorium at 6:00 pm on 27 May 2019.'

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