Tahir Hussain, well-known filmmaker and actor Aamir Khan’s father, died of a massive heart attack here Tuesday morning, sources close to the family said.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Aamir and Faisal, and two daughters, Farhat and Nikhat.
Hussain is known for producing hits such as Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) starring son Aamir, Dulha Bikta Hai (1982), Zakhmee (1975), Anamika (1973) and Caravan (1971).
In 1990, he made his directorial debut with Tum Mere Ho starring Aamir and Juhi Chawla.
Family sources said Hussain died at Aamir’s residence in Bandra. Aamir and wife Kiran are in the U.S. for the Sundance Festival and are taking the first flight home. Hussain’s grandson, Imran Khan, who made his debut in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, is in New Zealand and will be coming back.