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‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ Actor Shiv Subramaniam Dies

Actor and screenwriter Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, who has been working in the Hindi film industry since 1989, died on Sunday night. The cause of his death is still unknown.


Director Hansal Mehta on Monday, announced the demise of the late actor, “With profound and heartfelt grief, we wish to inform you of the passing of one of the most dignified and noble souls to inhabit human form – our dearest Shiv Subramaniam. Incredibly talented, he was much loved and revered personally as well as professionally. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Divya, her mum, dad, Rohan, Rinki, and family; Bhanu chitti and all of Shiv’s family; and his huge legion of friends and fans.”

Sharing details about the funeral, the note further read, “Kindly note – The funeral will leave from Shishira, Yamuna Nagar, Lokhandwala Back road, Andheri West at 10 am, 11.04.2022. The cremation will be at slam at Mokshdham Hindu Shamshanbhoomi, Ceasar Rd, Amboli, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058.”

Subramaniam, who was last seen in Netflix’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar playing Sanya Malhotra’s onscreen father, started his journey in the Hindi film industry by writing the screenplay of Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s Parinda in 1989. As a writer, he had also worked on other popular films like 1942: A Love Story, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Arjun Pandit, Chameli, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, and Teen Patti.

Aside from Meenakshi Sundareshwar, he also appeared in movies such as 2 States, Nail Polish, Rocky Handsome, Hichki, Happy Journey, Risk, Prahaar, Ungli, Bangistan, Kaminey, Stanley Ka Dabba, and more.

After the news of his demise, several film personalities like director Mukesh Chhabra, Ashoke Pandit, and actor Gulshan Devaiah, among others shared their condolences via social media.


Journalist Beena Sarwar also took to Twitter and said she is “gutted” to hear the news. “Incredibly tragic, especially as it happened just two months after the passing of his and Divya’s only child – Jahaan, taken by a brain tumour two weeks before his 16th birthday,” she wrote.

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra reminisced his first meeting with Subramaniam and wrote, “Shiv Subramaniam co-wrote Is Raat ki Subah Nahin, Chameli, and Hazaaron with me but much before that in 1984 when I was a writer on Saeed Mirza’s Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho, Naseer (Naseeruddin Shah) brought this young kid to the sets and told me to teach him the ropes. The kid learnt fast.”