September 28, 2012 · 0 Comments
M.S. Shinde, editor of film Sholay passed away on Friday. He was 81. He did not have enough money to pay for his medical expenses. Chandrashekhar Pusalkar, a close family friend confirmed, “He passed away at Dharavi camp this morning. He was suffering from cancer.”
Shinde had fallen on hard times and had been living in PMGP Colony in Dharavi for the last two years. He was forced to shift there after the building he lived in Parel collapsed and the owner refused to help.
M S Shinde was the film’s editor, and the only person to win a Filmfare award for it. He has edited over 100 movies over the years, including ‘Sholay, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Saagar’, ‘Ram Jaane’, ‘Akalya’ and ‘Brahmachari’. But the 81-year-old man was reduced to living in a 160-square-feet small room with his youngest daughter Achala.