Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the death of veteran actor and filmmaker Deven Verma, saying he was "admired by film lovers".
"Modi expressed grief on the passing away of noted actor Deven Verma. PM described him as a popular actor, admired by film lovers," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.
Known for memorable performances in films like Angoor and Khatta Meetha, the comedian died in Pune on early Tuesday following a heart attack and kidney failure.
He is survived by his wife Rupa Ganguly, the younger daughter of legendary actor Ashok Kumar.
In his long career, he produced and directed movies such as Besharam.