By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
The renowned filmmaker, writer and editor, Pradeep Sarkar is no longer with us. The shocking news of his demise has left the entire film industry at a standstill. Weeks after the iconic actor and director, Satish Kaushik’s demise on March 9, 2023, Pradeep Sarkar’s death has left Bollywood celebrities numbed. As soon as the news broke on the internet and news channels, celebrities started pouring their deepest condolences on social media to the director’s family and loved ones. The iconic filmmaker was renowned for his films, Parineeta, Mardaani, Laga Chunari Mein Daag, Helicopter Eela, and the list goes on.
On March 24, 2024, Pradeep Sarkar passed away at the age of 67 around 3:30 am. The news was broken on the internet by the critically-acclaimed director, Hansal Mehta, with a heartbreaking tweet on Twitter. As of now, the cause of his death is unknown, and it is hard to say whether he was suffering from some disease or health-related issues in general. However, as per some reports, it is suggested that the filmmaker was on dialysis, and a sudden drop in his potassium levels was probably the reason that led to his sudden demise.
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After the sudden drop in his potassium levels, Pradeep Sarkar was immediately taken to the hospital. However, despite the doctor's best efforts, they couldn’t save the iconic filmmaker. It was Hansal Mehta’s four-letter tweet that broke the news of Pradeep Sarkar’s demise on social media. The director posted a smiling picture of Pradeep and wrote, “Pradeep Sarkar. Dada. RIP.” Soon a series of celebrities dropped their tweets as they bid farewell to one of the biggest filmmakers and writers to ever live in this country.
Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn took to his Twitter handle and posted his heartfelt condolences to Pradeep Sarkar’s family. The actor has been a part of the industry for so many decades, which is why he knows the kind of contribution Pradeep Sarkar has made in the film industry with his commendable work. In his tweet, Ajay admitted that it is hard for him to digest the painful news of Pradeep’s demise. His tweet can be read as:
"The news of Pradeep Sarkar’s demise, ‘Dada’ to some of us is still hard to digest. My deepest condolences. My prayers are with the departed and his family. RIP Dada."
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Apart from Ajay Devgn, many people and celebs share their reactions to Pradeep Sarkar’s demise. However, it was iconic singer and lyricist, Swanand Kirkire’s reaction that caught everyone’s attention. The singer opened up about his beautiful bond with the late director and revealed how he was a huge admirer of his work. Swanand also penned a poetic line in his tweet as he paid his respects to the departed soul. The singer’s tweet can be read as:
"Filmmaker and dearest friend, Pradeep Sarkar the mad man left us this morning. Rest in peace Dada. Your passion for the art of cinema will stay in your works! Duniya bhar ki mitti ikkatthi karte the ab jannat ki mitti dibiya mein bharna. Thank you for loving me and my words."
Rest in peace, Pradeep Sarkar!
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