Veteran Indian actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack on Saturday morningin Dubai.
He was 65. "He has passed away," a family member said, without disclosing any further details.
Farooq's body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai.
Born on March 25, 1948, Sheikh made a tremendous contribution in theatre, films and TV as well. He started his career in Bollywood in 1973 with Garm Hava and is best remembered for his performances in films like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Buddoor, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Noorie.
His last film was Club 60 and before that he was seen playing the role of a father to Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Sheikh was best known for his roles in 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Kissi Se Na Kehna' and 'Noorie'.
He acted in many serials and shows on television and performed on stage in famous productions. He also hosted the popular Zee TV show "Jeena issi ka naam hai" in which he interviewed many Bollywood celebrities.