Veteran film editor Waman Bhonsle breathed his last today morning (April 26) at his residence in Goregaon, Mumbai due to age related ailments at the age of 87. Bhonsle’s nephew Dinesh Bhonsle confirmed the news and said the funeral will take place at Mumbai’s Goregaon East.
Waman Bhonsle had worked in several blockbusters of Bollywood like Aandhi, Saaheb, Kalicharan, Hero, Karz, Saudagar, Agneepath, Ram Lakhan and many more in his career spanning over four decades. Bhonsle won the National Film Award for Best Editing for Inkaar in 1978. He also won Filmfare Award for Best editing for Saudagar in 1992.
Many celebrities took to social media platforms to pay their heartfelt condolences to the film editor.
Subhash Ghai, filmmaker, took to twitter and wrote, “RIP WAMAN BHONSLE SIR, A GENIUS film editor in my first film KALICHARAN remained my editor teacher in all my films till khalnayak and inspired me to edit my film like TAAL and so on, A great teacher. We @MuktaArtsLtd @Whistling_Woods Remain grateful for good.”
“RIP Waman Bhosle. A sad day for cinema”, wrote actor- filmmaker Viveck Vaswani on twitter.
Madhur Bhandarkar took to twitter to mourn his death. He wrote, “Sad to know demise of Master Film Editor Waman Bhonsle ji. I was fortunate to have worked with him during my initial days in my career. He will always be remembered for his craft in films like Andhi, Karz, Mr. India, Ram Lakhan, Agneepath, Saudagar, Ghulam and many more. #OmShanti.”