May 11, 2020

#RIP: Actor Shafique Ansari passes away

Actor Shafique Ansari, well known for his cameo appearances in Crime Patrol passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020. We heard, the actor had been battling cancer for a few years.

A source confirmed, "Shafique was suffering from stomach cancer for a few years. Sadly, he lost the battle to the deadly disease today(10th May, 2020)."

Cine & TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) announced the news of Ansari’s demise from their official Twitter handle.

Shafique Ansari had also worked as a writer for many films including Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Shatrughan Sinha starrer Dost (1974); Govinda, Madhuri Dixit and Dilip Kumar starrer Izzatdaar (1990); Mithun Chakraborty starrer Pyar Hua Chori Chori (1991);Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Jagdeep starrer Pratiggya (1975); Dharmendra and Hema Malini starrer Dil Ka Heera(1979), among others. He was also reportedly one of the screenwriters of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini starrer Baghban.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Shafique Ansari's family.

-K Himaanshu Shuklaa..

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