Just a day after Navin Nischol succumbed to a massive heart attack comes the news of the sad demise of Bob Christo, who too died of a massive heart attack at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Bangalore. He had complained of chest pain and was hospitalised. Angiography revealed 90 per cent blockage in one of his arteries, but he could not survive a massive heart attack in the hospital, despite attempts at angioplasty and open-heart surgery.
For those who don’t know Bob, he was a veteran of over 200 films. Australian by descent, he was usually seen as a villain in movies of the 80’s and 90’s. He came into public consciousness since his debut in Sanjay Khan’s ‘Abdullah’. Incidentally, Bob had not come to Mumbai to act, but to meet Parveen Babi and was spotted by Sanjay Khan, who offered him the role. Since then there had been no looking back for him.
Some of the movies he acted in are ‘Gumraah’, ‘Kaalia’, ‘Mard’, ‘Mr. India’, ‘Nastik’, ‘Qurbani’ and ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’. He had signed a few South Indian movies too. Akshay Kumar had even released Bob’s biography, entitled ‘Flashback: My Times in Bollywood and Beyond’ in June last year.Read also