Deven Verma, the actor known for his subtle and brilliant comic performances in classic movies like Angoor, Chori mera kaam and chor ke ghar chor, passed away on Tuesday, after he suffered kidney failure followed by a heart attack.
Deven was best known for his roles in comedies directed by Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. He was last seen on the big screen in 2003 in Calcutta Mail. The Bollywood celebs got onto a microblogging site to extend their condolences. Here is what they wrote:
Riteish Deshmukh: Deven Verma – incredible actor, comic excellence second to none. Thank you for making my childhood so memorable. Will miss you sir- RIP
Manoj Bajpayee: Sad to hear that the great deven verma ji passed away.my heartfelt condolences to his family.his performances were such an in pirating. RIP
Tusshar Kapoor: RIP Deven Varma Ji, I grew up on your performances!
Milap Zaveri: RIP Deven Varma. What a fine actor with the most understated comic timing ever! The heavens will be entertained forever now.
Alok Nath: Rest in eternal peace Mr. Deven Verma, will always cherish the pleasurable moments spent with you, your subtle humour enthralled us all.