- He had directed stars like Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor and Hema Malini
- Do Rahain was the last film directed by him
- Lekh Tandon directed SRK in TV show Dil Dariya
"RIP Lekh Tandon ji. Directed Prince, Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bahaye, etc... was my father's assistant," actor Rishi Kapoor wrote on Twitter.
RIP Lekh Tandon ji, Directed "Prince", "Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bahaye" etc.... was my fathers assistant.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) October 15, 2017
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit told IANS that Lekh Tandon was bed-ridden for the last five to six months and died at 5.38 pm on Sunday. "Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest TV and film directors, Lekh Tandon ji. Your work is immoral. Will miss U. #RIP," he tweeted.
Lekh Tandon was born in Lahore (now in Pakistan) in 1929. Besides direction, he also acted in various films like Shah Rukh Khan's Swades, Paheli and Chennai Express and Aamir Khan's Rang De Basanti. Mr Tandon also directed SRK in the TV show Dil Dariya in 1988.
Shabana Azmi, who worked with Lekh Tandon in Ek Baar Kaho and Doosri Dulhan, wrote, "I was lucky to do 2 beautiful films with Lekh Tandon - Ek Baar Kaho and Doosri Dulhan a film about surrogacy way ahead of its time. Respect."
I was lucky to do 2 beautiful films with #Lekh Tandon - Ek Baar Kaho and Doosri Dulhan a filmabout surrogacy way ahead of its time. Respect— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 15, 2017
Swades director Ashutosh Gowariker and singer Lata Mageshkar also paid tribute to Mr Tandon on Twitter.
Abhineta aur film nirdeshak Lekh Tandon ji ka aaj swargwas hua.Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) October 15, 2017
goodbye #LekhTandon Extraordinary film maker/story teller of his times. Never ever refused an actor at his doorstep some warmth advice n tea— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) October 15, 2017
His funeral will be held in Powai on Monday afternoon.
(With IANS inputs)