Bollywood’s famous action and stunt director Veeru Devgan passed away on Monday morning (May 27). He was 85. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh broke the news on Twitter and revealed that the funeral will take place at 6 pm today in Mumbai.

Taran wrote, "Veeru Devgan passed away this morning [27 May 2019]... Father of Ajay Devgn... Veeru ji was an accomplished action director... Also directed #HindustanKiKasam, starring son Ajay with Amitabh Bachchan... Funeral will be held today at 6 pm... Heartfelt condolences to Devgn family (sic).

Veeru, the father of actor of Ajay Devgn, choreographed action scenes in more than 80 films. He also directed a movie with his son in the lead, Hindustan Ki Kasam. His other son Anil Devgan is a director.

Veeru also acted in films like Kranti, Saurabh and Singhasan. Recently, he stopped going to film parties, but he was seen at the screening of Total Dhamaal.

Veeru introduced Ajay to Bollywood with Phool Aur Kante. In the film, he enters the screen for the first time riding on two bikes. This scene and songs (Premi Aashiq Aawaarama) made Ajay one of the most promising newcomers in the year 1991.

Veeru is survived by wife Veena, two sons — Ajay and Anil and two daughters — Kavita and Neelam.