Screenwriter and actor Shafique Ansari, best-known for being one of the writers of the film ‘Baghban’ and his appearance in TV series ‘Crime Patrol’, breathed his last on May 10 2020 (Sunday). He was 52 and had been battling thoracic cancer for two years.
Speaking to media, Ansari’s wife Gauhar Ansari said that his colleagues from the film industry and old friends were by his side during the difficult time.
Ansari entered the film and television industry decades ago. Apart from being an actor and a screenwriter, he also worked as an assistant director too. He was one of the screenplay writers for Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini starrer 2003 film ‘Baghban’ and a very popular face of the hit TV show ‘Crime Patrol’ which he starred in several episodes of.
Some of Ansari’s other works as a writer are Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Shatrughan Sinha starrer ‘Dost’; Govinda, Madhuri Dixit and Dilip Kumar starrer ‘Izzatdaar’, Mithun Chakraborty’s ‘Pyar Hua Chori Chori’, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Jagdeep starrer ‘Pratiggya’ and Dharmendra and Hema Malini starrer ‘Dil Ka Heera’.
The Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) also mourned Shafique Ansari’s death on Twitter.
“CINTAA expresses it’s deepest condolence on the demise of Mr Ansari Shafique (Member since: June 2008),” their tweet read.
We, at the Screenwriters Association, are deeply saddened by the demise of Shafique Ansari and pray for his soul to rest in peace.