Film distributor Jai Prakash Chowksey has died: Rakesh Roshan, Javed Akhtar and others express their condolences

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Jai Prakash Chouksey died of cardiac arrest

Film critic and writer Jai Prakash Chouksey died on Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, family sources said. Chouksey, 82, had suffered from lung cancer for seven years and his condition had deteriorated over the past three months, the writer’s son Raju Chouksey said. Several Bollywood celebrities including Rakesh Roshan and Javed Akhtar expressed their sincere condolences to the late filmmaker on social media platforms.

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “Saddened by the passing of veteran film distributor, renowned writer and dear friend JP Chowksi ji… Heartfelt condolences and strength to family members… RIP,” he tweeted.

Veteran lyricist, Javed Akhtar, also expressed his condolences on the passing of Jai Prakash Chowksey. “Goodbye Choksi saheb, they don’t do like you anymore. You were one of the last reminiscences of a culture forever lost,” says Akhtar.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, State Congress Leader Kamal Nath and several other leaders offered their condolences on Chouksey’s death.

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Chouksey wrote screenplays and dialogues for several films including “Shayad” (1979), “Qatl” (1986) and “Bodyguard” (2011), and also participated in the writing of television soap operas.

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