Veteran filmmaker Arjun Hingorani died aged 92 in Vrindavan on May 5. Hingorani had launched actor Dharmendra career’s with Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. He had also directed Sadhana’s debut film, Abana (1958), India’s first major Sindhi-language production.

In a career spanning three decades, Hingorani collaborated with Dharmendra frequently, on films like Kab? Kyun? Aur Kahaan? (1970), Kahani Kismat Ki (1973), Khel Khilari Ka (1977), Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981) and Kaun Kare Kurbanie (1991).

Hingorani wrote, acted in and produced some of his films as well. His last film as a producer was Kaise Kahoon Ke...Pyaar Hai (2003). He is also the author of How To Be Happy and Realise Your Dreams, a self-help book that was released in 2005.

He is survived by his wife Kunda, son Amit, and daughters Karishmaa, and Sucheta Kaushik.

Dharmendra tweeted a picture of him with the director on hearing news of the demise.