The popular face in Hindi cinema, known for tickling the funny bone of movie lovers during the golden period – Deven Verma – is no more. The 78-year-old actor suffered a cardiac arrest and succumbed to kidney failure, reports suggest.
Verma breathed his last around 2 am at his residence in Pune.
The actor worked with some of the best filmmakers of his time, such as Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and the likes.
He graduated in politics and sociology before joining the film industry. Deven Verma was married to actor Ashok Kumar’s daughter Rupa Ganguly.
Reports further suggest that the cremation took place yesterday noon, in Yerawada crematorium, Pune.