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Nanabhai Bhatt

Film Director from India

Nanabhai Bhatt (born June 12, 1915 in Porbandar – died April 24, 1999 in Mumbai) was a well-known Indian film director and producer of Bollywood and Gujarati cinema, known for making over a hundred fantasy and mythological films, including Mr. X (1957), Zimbo Comes to Town (1960), Lal Qila (1960) and the blockbuster Kangan (1959) starring Nirupa Roy and Ashok Kumar. His first film, Muqbala (1942), was the first to feature the double-role or "twins" phenomenon in Indian cinema, wherein lead actress Fearless Nadia alternated between the good sister and the gangster's moll. The formula was subsequently emulated in numerous Hindi films. Bhatt, a Gujarati Brahmin, was the patriarch of the Bhatt family. He had five daughters and four sons, including noted film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt,Robin Bhatt owners of Vishesh Films.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Yeshwant Bhatt,Batuk Bhatt
Date of birth
1915-06-12
Place of birth
Porbandar
Nationality
India
Children
Mukesh Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt
Siblings
Balwant Bhatt
Profession
Film Director

Death

Date of death
1999-04-24
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Mumbai

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