Bollywood’s veteran editor Waman Bhonsle passed away on Monday (April 26) in Mumbai due to age-related issues. He was 87. Confirming Waman’s demise, his nephew Dinesh Bhonsle said he had diabetes for many years, and in the last one year had also started losing his memory. He was not able to walk around much either and had stopped eating in the last four-five days. Waman had worked as editor for several movies, including Aandhi, Karz, Mr. India, Saudagar, Ram Lakhan, Agneepath, Saudagar, Ghulam, and many more.
He was honoured with National Film Award for Best Editing for the movie Inkaar in 1978. He had also received Best Editing award for Saudagar and was even honoured by FTII for his contribution to Indian cinema.
As soon as the news broke, many celebs took to Twitter to pay tributes. Subhash Ghai wrote, “RIP Waman Bhonsle Sir, a genius film editor in my first film Kalicharan; remained the editor teacher in all my films till Khalnayak and inspired me to edit my film Taal… A great teacher…”