Bollywood writer Brij Katyal passes away, Neena Gupta to tribute

Author |Sep 28, 2018

Cancer has recently claimed the life of Brij Katyal, a veteran film writer, who penned the story of Shashi Kapoor-Nanda hit, Jab Jab Phool Khile. He passed away Thursday afternoon in Bandra.

His last years was a battle with cancer, according to writer-director Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, a close associate to Brij. In details, Brij suffered from rectal cancel and had been admitted to Shanti Avedana Ashram. He was around 86 years of age when he passed away on Thursday afternoon, as Anusha told PTI.

She also mentioned that she had learned from him the art of writing. Brij was such an accomplished writer, his death is a great loss for the film industry. Brij also was accredited in a lot of TV serials, such as Dillagi, Saans and Pal Chhin, both directed by Neena Gupta. His stint in movies also includes Ajooba and Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi, among others.


A free of charge hospic called shanti avedna sadan at mountmary. I highly appreciate you for looking after my writer friend brij katyal who wrote saaans for me .a beautiful human being but see inspite of seeing so many movies and listening to wise words that don’t give everything away to anyone before u die we do the same mistakes and then suffer . Lecture nahin hai samne ki sachchai hai

                                    A post shared by Neena Gupta (@neena_gupta) on Sep 5, 2018 at 4:08am PDT

On his last days alive, Neena was there by Brij. It was heart-warming to see her taking care of him during the last hours of his time. She also wrote a heartfelt Instagram post, expressing her gratitude towards the hospic for free service to Brij. In this same post, Neena praised Brij to be 'a beautiful human being'.

Brij's death might have casted a shadow on Neena, and helped her to realize some truths about life. It is such a beautiful companionship between the two, and we can only imagine how sad Neena would feel now that Brij is gone for ever.

Brij's adopted son will continue his legacy. The last rites of the writer will be from his Khandala residence.

It is indeed a big loss of the film industry. Fans everywhere offered their condolences to the family and his loved ones. His legacy lives on, his works inspire more and more generations of producers, actors and actresses and fans. We are going to miss him very dearly!


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