Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends condolences through a letter to action director Veeru Devgan’s family. PM Modi remembered the director Veeru Devgan for his contribution to Indian cinema.
The popular action director, the father of actor Ajay Devgn, passed away in Mumbai on May 27 at the age of 77. He has directed films which were immesnsly loved by the audiences such as Roti Kapda Aur Makaan and Mr Natwarlal. He, also, introduced his son Ajay Devgn in Bollywood with Phool Aur Kante.
The condolence letter, which was addressed to Veeru Devgan’s family, was shared by Ajay on Twitter on Sunday.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Shri Veeru Devgn who was widely respected for his outstanding work across various domains in the Hindi film industry. This is a great loss for the industry….. “Shri Devgan worked as stuntman, action choreographer, director, producer and more. This is the sign of a man who completed dedicated himself to his chosen field and hence, kept discovering new ways of contributing to it… I convey my deepest condolences to Shri Veeru Devgan’s family, friends, admirers and the film industry as a whole,” the condolences letter said.
“There is something deeply moving about people like Shri Devgan who took great personal risks to enthrall audiences in an era of no ‘visual effects’ , knowing well that the glory of taking those risks would not be credited to them. It is said that great things can be achieved if we do not care who gets the credit but concentrate on doing the best we can”, PM Modi said through the letter.
To which the actor Ajay Devgan responded through a tweet which said, “My Mother and entire Devgan family are deeply touched and humbled in silence by this thoughtful gesture from our Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi. Thank you Sir”.