Mumbai: Veteran film writer Brij Katyal, who penned the story of Shashi Kapoor and Nanda starrer ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ passed away at Shanti Avedana Ashram in Mount Merry, Bandra on Thursday evening.
Katyal is survived by an adopted son. The last rites of the writer will take place at his Khandala residence.
According to writer-director Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Brij Katyal was suffering from cancer.
Katyal, was popularly known for TV shows such as Pal Chhin and Saans and films like Jab Jab Phool Khile. Brij Katyal has written screenplay for films such as Saat Samundar Paar, Yeh Raat Phir Na Aaygi, Parivar and Anokha. He also directed two films Premika and Pasand Apni Apni.
Actress Neena Gupta, who directed Pal Chhin and Saans also played the protagonist in the show, visited her colleague a few days ago. She took to social media and shared a picture of Katyal from the hospice and termed him a “beautiful human being.”
She also added: “Inspite of seeing so many movies and listening to wise words that don’t give everything away to anyone before you die we do the same mistakes and then suffer.”
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A free of charge hospic called shanti avedna sadan at mountmary thank u for looking after my writer friend brij katyal who wrote saaans for me .a beautiful human being but see inspite of seeing so many movies and listening to wise words that don’t give everything away to anyone before u die we do the same mistakes and then suffer . Lecture nahin hai samne ki sachchai hai