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Bollywood producer G P Sippy passes away

MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood producer-director G P Sippy of Sholay fame passed away last night. He was 93.

Sippy, who has been suffering from age-related ailments for the past few months, breathed his last around 10 pm in Mumbai, family sources said.


Sippy came from a rich Sindhi family, and his career got a flying start with the film Marine Drive in 1955. His magnum opus, however, was Sholay in 1975, one of the biggest blockbusters in Indian cinema. He also produced films like Saagar (1985), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Aatish (1992) and Zamaana Deewana (1995).


Sippy was the chairman of the Film and TV Producers Guild of India on four occasions in the seventies, eighties and nineties, and bagged the Filmfare awards in 1968 and 1982.

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