Bollywood Film Producer Anil Suri passed away due to Coronavirus on Thursday. He was 77 years old. His brother Rajiv Suri told the media that he had fever on June 2 but his condition worsened the next day due to breathlessness.
He also revealed that he was denied beds in hospitals in Mumbai. Rajiv said, He was rushed to the top hospitals, Lilavati and Hinduja, but both denied him a bed. He was then taken to Advanced Multispeciality Hospital on Wednesday night. He had Covid-19. On Thursday evening, they said something is amiss and he was put on ventilator. He died around 7:00 pm.”
Anil’s last rites were held on Friday morning at Oshiwara cremation ground with four close family members attending it wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Anil had backed films like Raaj Kumar-Rekha starrer Karmayogi and Raaj Tilak. He is survived by two children and wife.
Rajiv is taken aback by the demise of his brother and director Basu Chatterji on the same day. Rajiv had produced Basu Chatterjee’s 1979 film Manzil featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chatterjee. He said it was heartbreaking to lose one of his favourite directors and brother on the same day.