'Chalte Chalte' actor Vishal Anand passes away due to prolonged illness


Veteran actor Vishal Anand, who acted in films including Chalte Chalte, SaReGaMaPa, Dil Se Mile Dil and Taxi Driver, passed away on October 4 due to prolonged illness. 

Vishal, whose real name is Bhishmam Kohliwas, was born in Mumbai, India, and was known for his roles in Chalte Chalte (1976) and Taxi Driver (1973). He appeared in 11 films in total, producing and directing a few of them, such as Bhisham Kohli. Actor and former VJ Purab Kohli is his nephew.

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Anand's notable hit, Chalte Chalte, where he starred opposite Simi Garewal, was also a film which he produced. He is credited with giving music director, Bappi Lahiri, his big break in Bollywood when he chose him as the film's music director.