Mumbai, 2nd Dec 2014 :– The Veteran Bollywood actor Deven Verma passed away today, December 2, early morning in Pune due to kidney failure, he was 78. He is married to Rupa Ganguly, daughter of late veteran Bollywood actor, Ashok Kumar and sister of Preeti Ganguly
The actor has worked in 149 films and was known for his comic timing in movies such as Angoor, Khatta Meetha and Andaz Apna Apna. Verma had won three Filmfare awards for Best Comedian. In 1976 he won it for 1976 Chori Mera Kaam, in 1979 for Chor Ke Ghar Chor and in 1983 for Angoor, the last one being directed by Gulzar and still considered one of Bollywood’s best comedies.
He was last seen on the big screen in 2003 film Calcutta Mail.