National Award-winning Bollywood editor, Waman Bhonsle handed away in Mumbai on Monday as a result of age-related points. He was 87. Bhonsle, who received the finest enhancing award at the twenty fifth National Film award for “Inkaar”, died at 4:25 am at his Goregoan residence, his nephew Dinesh Bhonsle mentioned. “Last year, because of the lockdown, his routine life and movement were restricted. He started losing memory and appetite,” Dinesh advised PTI.
Born in Pomburpa village in Goa, Bhonsle got here to Mumbai in 1952 in the hunt for a job and later began coaching below his household buddy, “Pakeezah” fame editor D N Pai, at the Bombay Talkies. He then labored as an assistant editor at Filmistan and Famous Studio for greater than a decade and ultimately made his begin as an impartial editor for Raj Khosla’s movie “Do Raaste” in 1967.
In his four-decade-long profession, he labored with a number of famous filmmakers together with Subhash Ghai, Shekar Kapur, Mahesh Bhatt, Gulzaar, Raj Sippy, Anil Ganguly, Sunil Dutt, others. He was the man at the enhancing desk for extra 230 movies together with “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, “Do Raaste”, “Inkaar”, “Dostana”, “Agneepath”, “Parichay”, “Hero”, “Kalicharan”, “Karz”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Saudagar”, “Ghulam”, amongst others.
“It was the first national award in the technical category, he was immensely happy,” recollects Dinesh. Amol Palekar-directed “Kairee” was Bhonsle’s final movie as an editor.
He took retirement from enhancing in early 2000.
Bhonsle’s final rites had been carried out at a crematorium in Goregaon in the afternoon. The movie editor is survived by his spouse, one son and three daughters. Several colleagues and his trade friends took to social media to supply their condolences.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai fondly remembered Bhonsle as a “genius” and a “great teacher”. “RIP Waman Bhonsle sir. A GENUIS film editor in my first film KALICHARAN remained my editor teacher in all my films till Khalnayak and inspired me to edit my film like TAAL and so on. A Great teacher,” he wrote.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar mentioned he feels lucky to have labored with Bhonsle in the preliminary days of his profession. “Sad to know demise of Master film editor Waman Bhonsle ji. I was fortunate to have worked with him during my initial days in my career. He will always be remembered for his craft #OmShanti,” he mentioned, naming a couple of movies of Bhonsle’s profession.
Actor-filmmaker Viveck Vaswani additionally took to Twitter to pay his tribute to the veteran movie editor. “RIP Waman Bhosle. A sad day for cinema!” Vaswani wrote.
-with PTI inputs
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