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Aamir's father Tahir Hussain passes away

Last updated on: February 02, 2010 15:38 IST

Tahir Hussain, Aamir KhanAamir Khan's father -- filmmaker-writer Tahir Hussain -- passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest at Aamir's Bandra residence, in the suburban area of Mumbai.

'He had a massive heart attack. Aamir and Kiran, who are in Los Angeles, are flying back. The funeral is likely to be held tomorrow evening,' sources said.

Tahir is best known as the producer of blockbusters like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Zakhmee (1975), Anamika (1973) and Caravan (1973). He had also directed Aamir and Juhi Chawla in his only directorial outing, Tum Mere Ho in 1990.

Not many know that he had acted in a couple of films like Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai, and Pyar Ka Mausam.

Tahir Hussain started his film career in 1957 as an assistant director to his brother Nasir in films like Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Dil Deke Dekho.

He is survived by his wife Zeenat, sons Aamir and Faisal and daughters Farhat and Nikhat.

Aamir, who is in the US with wife Kiran Rao to attend the Sundance Film Festival where his film Peepli Live was premiered, is expected to arrive by tomorrow.

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