Shiv Subramaniam , film writer-actor widely acknowledged for his writing critically-acclaimed films “Parinda”, “1942: A Love Story”, and “Chameli”, has passed away, filmmaker Hansal Mehta confirmed on Monday.
Subrahmanyam started his film journey as a writer, penning the screenplay of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1989 drama “Parinda”. He later worked with the director on “1942: A Love Story”.
Mehta took to Twitter and posted a note about Subrahmanyam’s demise, writing that it was a “terrible news to wake up to”.
“With profound and heartfelt grief, we wish to inform you of the passing of one of the most dignified and noble souls to inhabit human form – our dearest Shiv Subrahmanyam. Incredibly talented, he was much loved and revered personally as well as professionally.
Shiv Subramaniam was an incredibly talented film personality
In a heartwarming note filmmaker Sudhir Mishra wrote
Shiv Subramaniam co wrote Is Raat ki Subah Nahin ,Chameli n Hazaaron with me but much before that in 1984,when I was a writer n on Saeed Mirza’s Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho,Naseer ( NaseeruddinShah) brought this young Kid 2 d set n told me to teach him the ropes .The kid learnt fast .
As an actor he last featured in Karan Johar-backed “Meenakshi Sundareshwar” in 2021. His other onscreen appearances were in films “2 States”, “Hichki”, “Stanley Ka Dabba”, “Kaminey” and the 2011 TV show “Mukti Bandhan”, on which he played business tycoon IM Virani.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Divya, her mum, dad, Rohan, Rinki and family; Bhanu chitti and all of Shiv’s family, and his huge legion of friends and fans,” the note read, adding that Subrahmanyam’s cremation will be held at Mokshdham Hindu Shamshanbhoomi, Andheri.
The cause of the actor-writer’s Shiv Subramaniam death has not been shared with the media yet.